Another exhibition game, another 30-point win. Lifted by a pair of strong sophomore showings Monday night, UCLA easily dispatched Cal State San Marcos, 109-79.
Kyle Anderson, entrusted with more ball-handling duties his second year, stuffed the box score: 22 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists. He also hit both his attempts from beyond the arc, where he struggled a year ago with a 21.1 percent conversion rate.
Center Tony Parker, over 20 pounds lighter than he was a year ago, had 17 points and 16 rebounds — an promising performance for a player who was strapped to the bench as a freshman.
As they did in a 96-66 exhibition win last week over Cal State San Bernardino, the Bruins struggled on 3-point attempts, hitting just four of their 17 shots. That didn’t matter much as CSU San Marcos shot 34.7 percent from the field.
Forward Malcolm Lemmons led the Cougars with 20 points. Guard De’End Parker, who briefly played for the Bruins in 2011 before transferring to San Francisco, chipped in 12 points and three assists. The Dons dismissed him in May for detrimental conduct.
For competitive reference, San Diego State beat CSU San Marcos, 81-66, in an exhibition last Friday.