No. 11 UCLA led No. 6 BYU from start to finish as the Bruins cruised to a 73-62 upset victory over the Cougars Saturday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse in a nationally televised game on CBS.

“It’s disappointing, obviously,” said BYU senior Matt Haarms. “It’s tough to go out like that. They outplayed us. They deserved to win the game. It’s tough. It’s hard going out in the first round.”

The loss was the first time the Cougars have lost two consecutive games under head coach Mark Pope during his two seasons at BYU.

It didn’t help that the Cougars shot just 3-17 from beyond the arc (17%) and had just five assists on the night. Meanwhile UCLA went 8-of-19 (42%), and seemed like they couldn’t miss most of the night as the Bruins were incredibly efficient, turning the ball over a season-low four times.

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Alex Barcello led the Cougars with 20 points, Brandon Averette added 15 points and Matt Haarms chipped in with a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds). Freshman Caleb Lohner had six points and 10 rebounds.

UCLA guard Johnny Juzang, who suffered an ankle sprain in Thursday’s First Four overtime win over Michigan State, looked unstoppable once again as he scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

What makes the loss even more disappointing for the Cougars, is that No. 14 Abilene Christian knocked off No. 3 Texas 53-52 Saturday night. Now Monday’s showdown will feature No. 11 UCLA and No. 14 Abilene Christian for the right to advance to the Sweet 16.

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