UCLA vs. Cincinnati: How they matchup
A look at how UCLA and Cincinnati will match up in Sunday’s second-round NCAA tournament game in Sacramento.
Who: No. 3 UCLA (30-4) vs. No. 6 Cincinnati (30-5).
Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin said his team would be able to slow the Bruins only with smart, efficient offense because “if you’re playing transition defense against this UCLA team you’re going to lose.”
Cincinnati has held 28 of its 35 opponents under 70 points and kept 20 teams below 40% shooting.
UCLA Coach Steve Alford said freshman point guard Lonzo Ball would “be close to 100%” after suffering a bruised right hip during a hard fall against Kent State in the first round.