UCLA moves to 3-5 on the year, beats Penn 77-73

ANAHEIM — UCLA went on a couple of runs to push its lead to 14 at one point in the second half but had to fend off a pesky Penn team that put together a big run of its own to make things interesting. In the end, UCLA leaves the Honda Center with a 77-73 win on Saturday to improve to 3-5 on the year.

Sophomore center Joshua Smith, playing with three and four fouls for most of the second half sparked a few big plays and finished with 12 points as did redshirt sophomore Travis Wear. At one point in the second half Smith scored on three straight possessions and started a chain of assists that ended with a 3-pointer from freshman Norman Powell to put the Bruins up 68-55.

Senior point guard Lazeric Jones led the Bruins in scoring and tied his season high with 21 points.

Penn guard Tyler Bernardini poured in 29 points including eight 3-pointers to help the Quakers hang around late in the game.

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  • Anon

    We punked those guys! Take that you Penn, p@ssies!! Don’t eff with UCLA!!!

  • DC

    Seeing the Cincy players got “slammed” with a 6-game suspension for sucker punching an opponent, I suddenly feel sorry for Reeves. He is an untamed buck but I doubt if he’d do the same in similar situations. Yet he is dismissed from the team. Anyone who called CBH a pussy for losing control of the team should take a page from the Cincy AD. These thugs at Xavier and Cincy make the Bruins look like angels.