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UCLA was unbelievably awful to close out each half in First Four loss to St. Bonaventure

The Comeback logo The Comeback 3/14/2018 Matt Clapp

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The No. 11 UCLA Bruins took a 22-19 lead over the No. 11  St. Bonaventure Bonnies with just over 6:30 to go in the first half of Tuesday night’s First Four game in Dayton.

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UCLA would go on to score *one* point over the final 6:30 of the half, and the Bonnies took a 28-23 lead into halftime.

But UCLA was able to take a five-point lead themselves on an Alex Olesinski jumper with 8:20 remaining to make it a 51-46 game.

And for the remaining 8:20, the Bruins were outscored 19-7. So, over about a 15-minute stretch to close out the halves, UCLA scored eight points. Yikes. That’s certainly not going to get it done in March (or ever).

The Bonnies’ Jaylen Adams made what would serve as the game-winning jumper on a difficult shot with under a minute left.

This is technically an NCAA Tournament game of course, and it’s the Bonnies’ first tournament victory since 1970. They will take on the East Region’s No. 6-seeded Florida Gators in the (next) first round.

Twitter certainly has thoughts on UCLA, and especially head coach Steve Alford.


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Related slideshow: 2017-18 college basketball season (Provided by photo services)

St. Bonaventure's LaDarien Griffin (15) dunks as UCLA's Kris Wilkes (13) looks on during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. 2017-18 college basketball season

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