The UCLA Bruins (3-0) head to face the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-0) on Friday in a showdown of teams on winning runs. UCLA outplayed the Norfolk State Spartans 86-56 at Pauley Pavilion on Monday, their third consecutive win. Jaylen Clark was the key player with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Illinois won their third in a row in dominating fashion on Monday at State Farm Center, beating the Monmouth Hawks 103-65. Terrence Shannon Jr. had 30 points and eight rebounds, leading the team. The Bruins have been led early this season by Clark, who is averaging 17.3 points per game.
Clark also has grabbed 8.0 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Tyger Campbell is dishing 4.3 assists. Shannon Jr.’s 22.7 points per game have powered the Fighting Illini on offense. Shannon Jr. also has doled out 3.7 assists per game. Dain Dainja has averaged 9.7 rebounds per game.
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