UCLA 95, Prairie View A&M 71

UCLA head coach Steve Alford
"I appreciate the guys’ focus to start the game. We were lackadaisical in the second half. I was pleased with the way we rebounded and defended. Our defense in the second half got lazy. We’re a young team. We must learn and mature. We have got a lot of work to do before next week.

“I appreciate Travis Wear being an unselfish individual. The Wears earned their spots starting in the lineup today. Travis came off the bench in the second half because of his injuries, and he was great about it. I didn’t want to be unfair to Tony [Parker] either. We’ve had a pretty good stretch these last few games with our lineups.

“We definitely are a running team, averaging 90 points a game. We are one of the most efficient offenses, shooting 64 percent from the field [tonight] and almost 50 percent from behind the three-point line. We are a young basketball team and consistently have a great turnover to assist ratio, which is most impressive to me. If we want to be a championship team, we have to focus on rebounding. That’s the whole focus.”

UCLA guard Jordan Adams
“Tonight we started out with a good defensive effort. but we have to continue to do that in the second half.”

UCLA guard Kyle Anderson
“We will see where we went wrong tonight, watch film, trust the coaching staff and prepare for Duke. [The upcoming game against Duke] It's a game you think about as a kid. It’s going to be a test for our team. It is at a neutral site, so we really have to play like we practice. It's going to be great. I've watched way too many Knicks games at the Garden. I grew up about 20 minutes away. It's the Garden. You don't really know what the atmosphere is like until you've been there. It’s Madison Square Garden, the greatest arena in the world."

UCLA forward Travis Wear
“I think tonight I was able to get into the flow of the game. It came easier than it has been in previous games. Coming from Missouri after a tough loss, we knew we had to work on defense. Unfortunately, we had that same lapse in the second half.”

on playing alongside twin brother David
“We played a lot of minutes together tonight. It felt very fluid."

Prairie View A&M head coach Byron Rimm II
“The first half was terrible. We were shell-shocked, and we had too many stupid turnovers and we didn’t play up to what we are capable of. The second half was much better. We took care of the ball. We knocked down our shots. We were getting open looks in the first half, but we just weren’t hitting them.

“When this team listens, they can be a great team. I am proud of how they performed. They didn’t worry about the crowd or the officiating.

“We have two more games before the conference season. We have some great players, and we just have to keep playing our game. UCLA played a more structured game tonight and are going to be a great team.

Prairie View A&M guard Montrael Scott
“I felt good. We had a very good game. We have to play better defense and we did not attack as much as we should have. We just have to keep getting better each time out. I feel good about our chances in conference play.”

Prairie View A&M guard Louis Munks
“I feel good about the game. We should have attacked more. UCLA had a lot of length, and they are a good offensive team. They can really score the ball.”


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