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Postgame Podcast & Thoughts: Baylor 80 UCLA 75

November 20, 2022

#5 Baylor (4-1) takes down #8 UCLA (3-2) in Las Vegas behind 28 points from LJ Cryer and 22 points and 4 assists from Adam Flagler.  


  • Overcame tough offensive nights from Jalen Bridges and Keyonte George to beat a good UCLA squad projected to win the Pac12.  
  • Adam Flagler (22 points, 6 reb, 4 asst), LJ Cryer (28 points), Dale Bonner (9 points), Caleb Lohner (9 points, 5 rebounds) and Flo Thamba (6 rebounds, 2 blocks) all made winning plays in crunch time.  Good to perform well in a pressure situation.  
  • Josh Ojianwuna gave a great spark off the bench with his energy (7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block)
  • 50% from 3 in the second half (7-14), 20-23 from the foul line (87%).  That’s winning basketball.  
  • This was a well played game for this early in the season.  You won’t see Bridges and George miss those many open shots again and we survived that.  

Needs Improvement

  • 11 turnovers is not terrible, but this is a team that should win the turnover battle against everyone we play.  We were -3 in that area today.  
  • Defensively still have a ways to go to but I thought we played much better defense against UCLA than we did against Virginia overall.  Need to stop biting on jump fakes and be more disciplined in that area.  
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