Ball Helps No. 14 UCLA Beat Texas A&M 74-67

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, Calif. () had 16 points and 10 assists to help No. 14 beat Texas A&M 74-67 on Sunday as the Bruins won the championship game.

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

Ball, who was named the tournament’s , had 47 points and 28 assists over the three games.

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.

led the Aggies with 17 points, and added 16.

Ball 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.

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