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Ball helps No. 14 UCLA beat Texas A&M 74-67

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball hoisted the Wooden Legacy championship trophy with his trademark smile after the 14th-ranked Bruins beat Texas A&M 74-67 Sunday.

Ball, who had 16 points and 10 assists in the championship game, also earned a watch as he was named the tournament's MVP. It's the first of what is expected to be a lot of hardware for the star guard, who has had a fantastic start to his career.

''It's great. Coach talked about how this is our tournament and it has our name on it,'' Ball said. ''This was the first championship we were available to get, and we got it. It was a good team effort. As far as me winning the MVP award, I'm grateful.''

Texas A&M (4-2) had a lead at 63-62 late in the second half, but was done in by turnovers and missed shots in the final minutes. Admon Gilder led the Aggies with 17 points, and Tyler Davis added 16.

Issac Hamilton scored all 17 of his points in the first half, to lead UCLA (7-0), which beat Portland, New Mexico and Texas A&M to win the title.

Ball had 47 points and 28 assists over the three games, and he set the tournament's assists mark in the process.

Cathleen Trapani, Wooden's granddaughter, was one of four Wooden family members on the court for the trophy presentation.

''I think Papa would've really liked him because he's very unselfish and makes them work like a team,'' Trapani said. ''My husband (Paul Trapani) said he makes others better, which Papa would've liked. He's not obnoxious. He leads by example. Papa never liked exuberance and a showboat. He shares, and he's big on teamwork. He's made the team closer.''

Ball started slow as he missed six of his first seven shots but still founds ways to help the Bruins, especially as a facilitator. The UCLA guard set the tournament record for assists.

''UCLA showed how good they really are,'' Texas A&M coach Bill Kennedy said.

BIG PICTURE

UCLA benefited from playing tournament games on the road, although its Wooden Legacy games in Fullerton and Anaheim aren't far from Westwood. Its first true road game will be Saturday at Rupp Arena, one of the toughest places to play in the country.

Texas A&M benefited by upsetting Virginia Tech in the semifinals and getting freshman forward Robert Williams more experience. He came off the bench and had a splendid tournament and dazzled with dunks

UP NEXT

UCLA hosts UC Riverside on Wednesday before a difficult task playing at Kentucky - the top-ranked team in the country - on Saturday. UCLA then has a week off before hosting No. 25 Michigan on Dec. 10 at Pauley Pavilion.

Texas A&M returns home to College Station for three games - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Denver and South Carolina State.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

UCLA is likely to move up in the poll after winning a tournament title and remaining undefeated.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Ball highlighted the all-tournament team as MVP. Also named to the team were: Davis, Texas A&M; Hamilton, UCLA; Tim Williams, New Mexico and Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech.

QUOTE OF THE GAME

UCLA was tested by Nebraska and Texas A&M, but the Bruins found ways to control the game down the stretch each time.

''With five minutes to go in the game, these guys learned how to just go take the win,'' UCLA coach Steve Alford said. ''That's exciting, coaching a group of guys like that because we're still a new team. Down the stretch, they were terrific.''

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Key Players
A. Gilder
L. Ball
33.2 Min. Per Game 33.2
16.0 Pts. Per Game 16.0
9.0 Ast. Per Game 9.0
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
46.2 Field Goal % 57.4
31.8 Three Point % 48.6
64.3 Free Throw % 72.7
  Offensive rebound by Texas A&M 5.0
  Admon Gilder missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  30-second timeout called 5.0
+ 1 Bryce Alford made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
+ 1 Bryce Alford made 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on Tonny Trocha-Morelos 5.0
  Defensive rebound by UCLA 20.0
  Tyler Davis missed free throw 9.0
  Shooting foul on Thomas Welsh 20.0
+ 2 Tyler Davis made layup 20.0
  Offensive rebound by Tyler Davis 18.0
Team Stats
Points 67 74
Field Goals 26-65 (40.0%) 28-59 (47.5%)
3-Pointers 7-22 (31.8%) 12-26 (46.2%)
Free Throws 8-15 (53.3%) 6-13 (46.2%)
Total Rebounds 36 42
Offensive 13 8
Defensive 19 29
Team 4 5
Assists 15 19
Steals 10 6
Blocks 3 8
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 12 14
Technicals 1 0
17 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
17 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Texas A&M 4-2 343367
home team logo 14 UCLA 7-0 353974
Team Stats
away team logo Texas A&M 4-2 71.6 PPG 40.8 RPG 12.5 APG
home team logo 14 UCLA 7-0 77.7 PPG 44.2 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
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A. Gilder G PPG RPG APG FG%
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I. Hamilton G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Gilder G 17 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
I. Hamilton G 17 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
40.0 FG% 47.5
31.8 3PT FG% 46.2
53.3 FT% 46.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Gilder 17 5 3 6/12 3/6 2/3 2 37 3 0 4 0 5
T. Davis 16 8 1 7/13 0/0 2/5 2 27 3 0 3 5 3
T. Trocha-Morelos 11 9 1 4/8 3/6 0/0 1 30 0 0 1 4 5
D. Hogg 8 6 4 4/18 0/8 0/0 3 36 1 0 2 2 4
J. Hampton 3 1 2 1/5 1/2 0/0 2 33 2 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Gilder 17 5 3 6/12 3/6 2/3 2 37 3 0 4 0 5
T. Davis 16 8 1 7/13 0/0 2/5 2 27 3 0 3 5 3
T. Trocha-Morelos 11 9 1 4/8 3/6 0/0 1 30 0 0 1 4 5
D. Hogg 8 6 4 4/18 0/8 0/0 3 36 1 0 2 2 4
J. Hampton 3 1 2 1/5 1/2 0/0 2 33 2 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Williams 12 3 4 4/8 0/0 4/5 2 23 0 3 1 2 1
T. Miller 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
C. Collins 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Vila 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
K. Eubanks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Byers - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Caldwell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Carlton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. French - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Nugent - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 32 15 26/65 7/22 8/15 12 200 10 3 12 13 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Hamilton 17 7 2 7/15 3/8 0/0 2 30 1 1 3 1 6
L. Ball 16 5 10 6/14 4/9 0/0 1 36 1 3 5 1 4
B. Alford 13 3 3 3/7 2/5 5/6 1 32 2 0 0 1 2
T. Leaf 13 9 0 6/9 1/1 0/1 3 32 1 1 2 3 6
T. Welsh 6 8 0 3/7 0/0 0/0 4 27 0 1 0 1 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Hamilton 17 7 2 7/15 3/8 0/0 2 30 1 1 3 1 6
L. Ball 16 5 10 6/14 4/9 0/0 1 36 1 3 5 1 4
B. Alford 13 3 3 3/7 2/5 5/6 1 32 2 0 0 1 2
T. Leaf 13 9 0 6/9 1/1 0/1 3 32 1 1 2 3 6
T. Welsh 6 8 0 3/7 0/0 0/0 4 27 0 1 0 1 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Holiday 7 2 3 2/3 2/3 1/4 0 23 1 0 4 0 2
I. Anigbogu 2 2 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 12 0 2 1 1 1
G. Goloman 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/2 0 8 0 0 0 0 1
A. Wulff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Ali - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Okwarabizie - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Olesinski - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Dodson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Wulff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 37 19 28/59 12/26 6/13 14 200 6 8 15 8 29