SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) UCLA raced out for layups, dropped in 3-pointers, piled up the points. The Bruins are the nation's top-scoring team, so no surprise there.
The defense? That still could use a little work.
UCLA raced out to a big lead and held on through numerous defensive lapses, pulling away late for a 97-80 victory over scrappy Kent State on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament South Region.