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Lonzo Ball and UCLA knock off Cincinnati to claim final spot in Sweet 16
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UCLA struggled to score in the first half of its South Region second-round game against No. 6 seed Cincinnati on Sunday, but the third-seeded Bruins found their stroke after the break and clinched a spot in the Sweet 16 with a 79-67 win.

Lonzo Ball led five Bruins players in double-figures with 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He also dished out nine assists against only one turnover. Jarron Cumberland had 15 points for the Bearcats off the bench.

UCLA, which trailed 33-30 at halftime, advances to play No. 2 seed Kentucky on Friday in Memphis.

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