Extra numbers from UCLA-CSUN

Some tidbits from the Bruins’ 82-56 win over the Matadors:

— Larry Drew II had a career-high 13 assists to just two turnovers. His previous high was 12 against James Madison this year.

“He’s not focused on scoring. … He’s a playmaker,” said sophomore shooting guard Norman Powell. “We count on him to pressure the ball on defense, get on the break, find the open man.”

— Kyle Anderson had his best offensive night of the year, scoring a career-high 15 points. Like he does on most nights, the point forward filled up the stat sheet with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks. His shot was still iffy coming out of high school though, and that’s showed so far. Still a small sample size through seven games, but he’s 34 percent from the field and 50 percent from the line. The latter number is particularly atrocious, especially considering that he has taken more free throw attempts (26) than anyone on the team except Shabazz Muhammad and Jordan Adams.

— Against CSUN, the Bruins had an 8-4 edge in fast break points and a 24-16 edge in points of turnovers. “Every time we were in transition we made good plays,” Muhammad said. “Guys like me, and Norman and even Trav are really athletic.”

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  • “even Trav”?

  • lifetime Bruin Fan

    It would be nice if we had a post segment asking for predictions of the next game like Scott Wolf has on the USC blog.
    My prediction of the Big Game Friday is

    UCLA 27

    Stanford 24

  • EncinitasBruin

    Sad about Smith. My hope is that the kid can take care of whatever personal issues he’s dealing with, so he can get on track for his future. Another departure–it will be interesting to see what affect this will have on the chemistry of this now very-young team…

  • Cal Ucla

    Uhhh Jack,

    We appreciate hearing reports about meaningless pre-season hoops
    games, but some focus on what is currently important would be

    Perhaps you might have heard a rumor that UCLA has an important football game this week?

    If you are doing your job, I have to assume that you are curently up there in Palo Alto with the team.

    • The Big Woof!

      Hoops not meaningless, Cal Ucla, and lots of pertinent info; HOWEVER the football game is the most important thing this week and we should be getting lots of posts about it.

      • lifetime Bruin Fan


  • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

    2011 Bruins with Reeves Nelson – 2-5
    2011 Bruins w/o Reeves Nelson – 16-9

    2012 Bruins with Josh Smith – 4-2
    2012 Bruins w/o Josh Smith – 1-0 (and?)