Top Players to Watch: UCLA vs. UNC Asheville - First Round
The UCLA Bruins (29-5) and the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (27-7) are slated to square off in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday at Golden 1 Center, with a tip-off time of 10:11 PM ET. When these two squads hit the floor, Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Drew Pember are two players to watch.
In the article below, we'll give you all the info you need to know about who to keep your eye on in this matchup on truTV.
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How to Watch UCLA vs. UNC Asheville
- Game Day: Thursday, March 16
- Game Time: 10:11 PM ET
- Arena: Golden 1 Center
- Location: Sacramento, California
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UCLA's Last Game
On Saturday, in its most recent game, UCLA lost to Arizona 61-59. With 19 points, Amari Bailey was its high scorer.
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UNC Asheville's Last Game
In its previous game, UNC Asheville beat Campbell on Sunday, 77-73. Its top scorer was Pember with 29 points.
UCLA Players to Watch
Jaquez leads the Bruins with 17.3 points per contest and 8.1 rebounds, while also averaging 2.3 assists.
Tyger Campbell paces the Bruins at 4.6 assists per contest, while also posting 2.6 rebounds and 13.6 points.
Jaylen Clark is averaging 13 points, 1.9 assists and 6 rebounds per contest.
Adem Bona is posting 7.8 points, 0.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds per contest.
David Singleton posts 9.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
UNC Asheville Players to Watch
Pember paces the Bulldogs in scoring (21.2 points per game) and rebounding (9.4), and averages 2.3 assists. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 2.3 blocked shots.
Tajion Jones is putting up 15 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, making 51.4% of his shots from the floor and 45.6% from 3-point range, with 2.9 treys per game.
Nicholas McMullen is posting 8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, making 56.3% of his shots from the field.
The Bulldogs receive 6.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1 assists per game from Jamon Battle.
Caleb Burgess is the Bulldogs' top assist man (4.5 per game), and he puts up 5.2 points and 2.1 rebounds.
UCLA Top Performers (Last 10 Games)
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UNC Asheville Top Performers (Last 10 Games)
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