The second trip of the season for the UCLA men’s basketball team, a 1,600-mile journey to the Hall of Fame Classic, was considerably shorter than its season-opening trip.
UCLA trekked 6,500 miles to Shanghai, a trip more scrutinized for the detention of freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill for shoplifting in Hangzhou, China, than a victory over Georgia Tech.
All three players remained suspended and didn’t travel as No. 23 UCLA took on Creighton and lost 100-89 on Monday night.
“We just couldn’t put together any stops of matter that could get us over the hump,” coach Steve Alford said. “Offensively, we did a lot of good things — 17 assists, [only] seven...