- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - T.J. Leaf had 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and fellow freshman Lonzo Ball added 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as No.2 UCLA overpowered UC Santa Barbara 102-62 on Wednesday night.

Aaron Holiday had 20 points for the Bruins (11-0), who led by 24 points at halftime and were never threatened by the outmanned Gauchos (1-7).

It was the fifth time this season the Bruins scored at least 100 points.

Ami Lakoju had 12 rebounds and 11 points, and Gabe Vincent added 10 points for the Gauchos.

Santa Barbara outrebounded UCLA 50-46 but shot only 30.1 percent (25 of 83).

The Bruins played their second consecutive game without starting center Thomas Welch, who is out with a bruised right heel.

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No. 4 BAYLOR 89, SOUTHERN U. 59

WACO, Texas (AP) - Johnathan Motley had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor.

The Bears (9-0) hadn’t played since a 76-61 win over then-No. 7 Xavier on Dec. 3, but scored 15 of the game’s first 18 points and shot 64 percent in the first half to put it away early.

Jared Sam and Shawn Prudhomme scored 24 points each to lead Southern (4-6). They combined to shoot 18 for 27 from the field, but the rest of the Jaguars combined to make five field goals.

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No. 14 WISCONSIN 73, GREEN BAY 59

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Nigel Hayes scored 24 points to lead Wisconsin.

Zak Showalter added 16 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers, and Ethan Happ had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers (10-2).

The Badgers were a little lethargic to start and trailed Green Bay 12-11 almost 9 minutes into the game. But they reeled off a 20-4 run that included a nearly 5-minute scoreless drought for the Phoenix (4-6).

Green Bay cut the lead to seven early in the second half. But Wisconsin responded with a 25-8 run that blew the game open.

Kerem Kanter led Green Bay with 18 points.

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No. 19 ARIZONA 64, GRAND CANYON 54

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Kobi Simmons scored 13 points and Rawle Alkins added 11 points and eight rebounds for Arizona.

Arizona (9-2) started ragged, built a 16-point lead in the first half and allowed Grand Canyon to claw most of the way back due to a rash of turnovers.

The Wildcats had 19 turnovers overall and struggled shooting in the second half before wearing down the Antelopes for their 39th straight non-conference home win.

Grand Canyon (5-5) kept No. 11 Louisville within reach until late last week and did the same against Arizona.

DeWayne Russell had 19 points, but had to work for it against the physical Wildcats. He hit 8 of 21 shots, including 1 of 7 from 3-point range.

Oscar Frayer scored all 16 of his points in the second half for Grand Canyon.

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No. 20 SAINT MARY’S 73, WESTERN KENTUCKY 51

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Jock Landale had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Saint Mary’s jumped to a quick lead it never relinquished.

Evan Fitzner scored eight of his team’s first 12 points as the Gaels took control from the tip. He finished with 11 points and three 3-pointers, while Emmett Naar had 14 points and six assists.

Landale went 7 for 13 from the field and is shooting 65 of 99 - 65.6 percent - on the season for the Gaels (8-1), who used a late 13-2 run in the first half for a 38-24 lead.

Justin Johnson and Que Johnson each scored 11 points to lead Western Kentucky (4-6).


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