Down by eight points with less than five minutes left in the game, UCLA looked to be in serious trouble against Texas.
But UCLA found a way to come back in the final moments of Saturday’s game despite a sloppy second half.
The team went on a 12-2 run to eke out a 65-63 win over Texas in the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The Bruins shot 41.3 percent from the field with 10 turnovers.
Freshman guard Jordan Adams led the comeback, scoring six straight points to tie the game with 1:15 left to play. The win was a much-needed victory for a UCLA team that struggled to defend against an underwhelming Texas squad. The Longhorns missed at least three wide-open layups and many uncontested 3-pointers. Texas shot a mere 37.1 percent from the field and were 4-20 from behind the arc.
Adams led all scorers with 18 points. The Wear twins tied for a team-high of eight rebounds each. Texas outrebounded UCLA 39-36.
The official attendance for Saturday’s game was 2,797.
The Bruins head home to Pauley Pavilion for their next six games, including a Dec. 28 matchup against Missouri.
Compiled by Mansi Sheth, Bruin Sports senior staff.