Francisco RosaMarch 19, 2023 Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Jaime Jaquez Jr. continued his strong start to the NCAA competition Saturday night, and UCLA required every bit of his efficiency as the Bruins had a nervy efficiency in their 68-63 win over Northwestern at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Jaquez dropped a game-high 24 indicate accompany 8 rebounds and 4 helps as the Bruins handled to hold back the rising Wildcats, who had the ability to crawl their method back into the video game from a double-digit first-half deficit. The Bruins led by as numerous as 13 in the very first 20 minutes and took a 35-25 lead into halftime, however Northwestern’s hot start to the 2nd half saw the Wildcats tie things up at 45 with 11 minutes staying. They were never ever able to take the lead, nevertheless, thanks to prompt shot-making from UCLA. For the 3rd straight year, UCLA has actually danced its method into the Sweet 16, and with Kansas getting distressed versus Arkansas previously in the day, the No. 2 Bruins stay the greatest seed left in the West Region. UCLA fans were hyped on Twitter, though there were some worried minutes. NCAA March Madness @MarchMadnessMBB. @UCLAMBB is headed to its 3rd straight Sweet 16! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/kUEPhOeDmJ Matt Murphy @MattMurph24UCLA difficult as nails. Schieff @SchieffStarting to get quite anxious about the UCLA video game lol Steven Sparks @scubasteve4289This video game is making me anxious #MarchMadness Let’s Go UCLA pic.twitter.com/GnKFlsNvFw Seth Davis @SethDavisHoopsUCLA will grind out an unsightly win. And it’s lovely. Bruins are champion great. CBS Sports College Basketball @CBSSportsCBBUCLA won its 16th straight NCAA Tournament win played in the state of California, which connects Duke– from 1999-2011– as the 2nd-longest NCAA Tournament win streak in a group’s house state all-time. pic.twitter.com/GojjbZr98p Dick Vitale @DickieVWhat a gr8 task @CoachMickCronin has actually finished with @UCLAMBB. Bruins r heading to the Sweet 16 in @MarchMadnessMBB with W 68-63 vs an excellent @NUMensBball group. @CoachSampsonUH who is publishing HOF #’s has @UHCougarMBK going to Sweet 16 with 81-64 win over Auburn. John Fanta @John_FantaThree straight NCAA Tournaments for Mick Cronin at UCLA, 3 straight Sweet 16 looks. Cronin has actually done a sensational task in Westwood. Bruins are back to being a constant force in this sport. Penis Weiss @HoopsWeissUCLA coach mick cronin matching jaime jaquez in post-game on tnt. “I’m attempting to get him to take a 5th year.” Tanner McGrath @tannerstruthI believe Jaime Jaquez is the very best gamer in the nation ZFactor @DCpete6What a gamer. Happy to state this person is from my house town and university. Jaime Jaquez Jr. Great win UCLA beating Northwestern. pic.twitter.com/kn6CkXCNsl The win wasn’t all favorable for UCLA, nevertheless, as fifth-year guard David Singleton went down with what appeared like a nasty ankle injury in the last minutes of the video game. Singleton struck the three-pointer that put the Bruins up 6 with under 2 minutes staying. He was required to the locker space however was later on seen back on the bench and taking part in the postgame handshake line. Ben Bolch @latbbolchDavid Singleton may be actually harmed here, hope he simply pulled something however when Mick Cronin comes onto the court instantly it’s bad. Singleton tosses an arm around fitness instructor Tyler Lesher he remains in a lot discomfort. Jon Rothstein @JonRothsteinScary Scene in Sacramento: UCLA’s David Singleton is being assisted off the flooring with an evident ankle injury. Jon Christon @JonChristonDBDavid Singleton is back on the UCLA bench, standing under his own power without any fitness instructor. Jon Rothstein @JonRothsteinDavid Singleton is strolling through the handshake line– GREAT indication for UCLA getting in next week in the Sweet 16. https://t.co/72N9hXcRFv Already without Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Jaylen Clark, who will miss out on the remainder of the year with an Achilles injury suffered in UCLA’s regular-season ending, the possible loss of Singleton would be a considerable blow for the Bruins. They will now want to rest up for the 2nd weekend and are set to deal with the winner in between No. 3 Gonzaga and No. 6 TCU, who will play Sunday. View March Madness Live to stream every competition video game through the Final Four.