The No. 13 Bruins looked solid after an jittery start, closing the game on a 14-3 run. Midway through the second half, Indiana State pulled off a 12-4 run that closed UCLA’s lead to 11. Behind Jordan Adams’ game-high 21 points off the bench, the host team opened new Pauley Pavilion with a 50-point outburst after halftime. Continue reading “UCLA 86, Indiana State 59” »
The game itself obviously isn’t the news of the night, but it nonetheless continues. No. 13 UCLA looked very to start, getting abused on the boards by Indiana State, a Missouri Valley Conference team that lost four of its five starters from a year ago.
The Bruins couldn’t grab a lead until more than halfway through the period; low-lights include Kyle Anderson turning the ball over off Josh Smith’s feet, and Smith grabbing a defensive rebound only to toss it away on a bad pass and subsequently going “deer in headlights” as he got hit with a blocking foul. UCLA started shaking off the opening night jitters, and went on an 8-0 run to that helped stretch open a 36-27 halftime lead. Continue reading “UCLA vs. Indiana State: first half” »