SACRAMENTO >> A stand-out second-half performance from guard Lonzo Ball led UCLA to a 79-67 win over Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Sacramento's Golden 1 Center.
The freshman had 18 points, seven rebounds and nine assists with only one turnover as the third-seeded Bruins (31-4) advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the past four years. They will face second-seeded Kentucky in Memphis this weekend.
Ball didn’t record a single assist during the first half as No. 6 Cincinnati, the fourth-best scoring defense in the country, held UCLA to a season-low 30 first-half points.