Larry Drew II

UCLA surges to win over Kent State with a flashy finish

UCLA surges to win over Kent State with a flashy finish

Outfought inside by smaller counterparts, overrun for stretches while offering little resistance, UCLA finally found a way to push back in a taut game against a heavy underdog.

The Bruins turned into the can’t-miss favorites.

Aaron Holiday made a layup. TJ Leaf buried a jumper. Isaac Hamilton powered in for a dunk. Lonzo Ball drove for a layup. Holiday made another layup. Ball made a three-pointer. Holiday made another layup. Thomas Welsh converted a jumper. Leaf dunked. Bryce Alford made a three-pointer. Welsh sank two more jumpers.

Twelve shots. Twelve makes.

UCLA’s dandy dozen started roughly halfway through the second half Friday night at the Golden 1 Center...

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