UCLA leads ASU 32-19

The Bruins took a 32-19 lead into halftime against Arizona State, putting their best defensive performance of the season forward.

Or is it the Sun Devil offense?

ASU is shooting 6-of-30 – 20 percent – and its 19 points are a season-low for a half. UCLA, meanwhile, is 12-of-24 and has outrebounded the Sun Devils, 24-14.

So why only a 13-point lead? UCLA had 11 turnovers in the first nine minutes by my count, though the official score has 10 for the half.

The Bruins went small to start the game, starting with a three-guard lineup for the first time this year.

Zeek Jones leads UCLA with 11 points, Reeves Nelson has eight and five rebounds, and three Bruins have four points. Trent Lockett has seven points and Rihards Kuksiks five for ASU, and three have two points.

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