Tuesday, November 30

Gallery: No. 1 Gonzaga trounces No. 2 UCLA men’s basketball in rematch of Final Four game


(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)


(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA players gather on the court before the game. The Bruins entered the contest as seven-point underdogs.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

ESPN color analyst Dick Vitale (left) and play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien (right) set up before the game. Vitale – who received an ovation from the crowd during the first half – called his first game Tuesday since his cancer diagnosis in October.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior center Myles Johnson is introduced as a starter before the game.

UCLA fans in Las Vegas cheer on the Bruins before the game begins.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Johnson scores the first points of the game on an uncontested layup. The center finished the game with seven points in 19 minutes.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Both teams gather into their on-court huddles.

Freshman guard/forward Peyton Watson puts up a shot in front of the outstretched arms of Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther and center Chet Holmgren. The Bulldogs blocked six shots Tuesday night, four of which Holmgren accounted for.

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(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior guard Johnny Juzang goes up against Bulldog guard Andrew Nembhard in the paint. After scoring 29 points against Gonzaga in the Final Four in April, Juzang was held to just 11 points Tuesday.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Mick Cronin (left) walks with his back turned from the action while the bench applauds the Bruins’ on-court play.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior guard Tyger Campbell eyes the ball while defending Nembhard.

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(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Referee Roger Ayers (left) whistles Campbell for an intentional foul in the second half. The foul was later reviewed and upgraded to a flagrant 1 foul, giving the Bulldogs two technical free throws.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Strawther misses a technical free throw as the Bruins look on.

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(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Clark hangs onto the rim after dunking the ball late in the final frame. Clark’s dunk trimmed the Bruins’ deficit to 19 with 3:45 minutes left in the game.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior guard Jules Bernard completes a pass to junior guard/forward Jaime Jaquez Jr.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Gonzaga fans cheer as their team inches closer to a win.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

A distraught UCLA bench watches the final seconds of the game.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Clark and Bernard walk off the court after the Bruins’ worst loss since the 2019-2020 season.

(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)
(David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

Fans cheer after Gonzaga wins. The Bulldogs have not lost a regular-season game since the 2020-2021 season began.

 

Assistant Photo editor

Rimer is the 2021-2022 Assistant Photo editor on the Sports beat. He was previously a Photo staffer, and he is in his third year at UCLA.


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