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UCLA Falls to #5 Kansas 92-73

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Kansas proves too much for the Bruins as the Jayhawks won this game easily.

Kansas' Jamari Traylor shoots while Bryce Alford tries to defend.
Kansas' Jamari Traylor shoots while Bryce Alford tries to defend.
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This was a close game for the first five minutes.

After that, it was all Kansas. Aaron Holiday hit a jumper with about 15 minutes to go in the first half to make the score 13-9 Kansas, but then the Jayhawks went on a 15-2 run over the next four and a half minutes and they never looked back.

With ten and a half minutes to go in the first half, Tony Parker hit a jumper and was fouled by Carlton Bragg, Jr. and the subsequent free throw made it 28-14.

Then, Kansas went on another run. This time, it was an 11-2 run which put Kansas up 39-16 with 7:20 left in the first.

The Bruins showed some fight by outscoring Kansas 9-7 over the next three minutes to cut the Kansas' lead to 21 with 4:12 to go. But, the Jayhawks increased their lead to 26 over the last four minutes of the first half.

Coming out of the break, the Bruins were able to close the gap slightly.  A Thomas Welsh jump shot with 14:51 to go cut the Kansas' lead to 22 and made the score 70-48 while a Jonah Bolden three-pointer with 7:52 left made it 82-61.

Over the next four minutes, UCLA only managed to score four points, giving Kansas an 89-65 lead with 3:45 to play.

Kansas only hit a three-pointer by Langerald Vick over the remainder of the game while UCLA scored eight to make the final 92-73.

Jayhawk Perry Ellis led all scorers with 24 points while the Kansas bench put up 22 while Isaac Hamilton led the Bruins with 19 and the UCLA bench only managed 11 points in what may be a continued trend from last season when the bench was unable to produce much in the way of scoring.

The loss drops UCLA to 3-2 on the new season. The Bruins will face Wake Forest in the third-place game on Wednesday.

Go Bruins.