LOS ANGELES (AP)Jaylen Clark scored 17 points, Jaime Jaquez and Tyger Campbell added 14 apiece and No. 8 UCLA rolled to a 76-50 victory over Sacramento State in the season opener for both teams Monday night.
David Singleton added 13 points for the Bruins, who shot 53.1% from the field (34 of 64).
Cameron Wilbon and Zach Chappell scored 10 apiece for Sacramento State.
Clark, who had mainly come off the bench the past two seasons, showed he can produce as a starter. The 6-foot-5 junior guard – making his seventh start in 61 games for the Bruins – made all seven of his shots from the floor, grabbed eight rebounds and had a career-high seven steals.
Jaquez did most of his scoring in the first half with 12 points as the Bruins built a 39-25 lead at halftime.
Campbell scored seven points as UCLA took control with a 20-0 run midway through the first half.
The Hornets went on an 8-0 spurt to grab a 16-12 advantage with 9:15 remaining before the Bruins scored 20 straight points over the next six minutes. Seven players had baskets during the run.
UCLA started 6 of 16 from the field before making 12 of its next 16 shots to end the first half.
Sacramento State was 10 for 30 from the field in the first half, including 1 of 12 on 3-pointers.
Sacramento State: The Hornets were 2 of 18 on 3s and missed 13 straight during one stretch.
UCLA: It ended up being a fun night for the Jaquez family. Jaime’s younger sister, Gabriela, had 10 points and six rebounds as the Bruins women’s team opened with a victory over Cal Poly. Gabriela Jaquez is part of the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class.
UCLA freshman Adem Bona did not play in order to serve a one-game penalty from the NCAA related to an amateurism issue. The center is expected to play in UCLA’s next game.
Sacramento State: Plays at UC San Diego on Saturday.
UCLA: Will host Long Beach State on Friday.
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