November 14, 2007

UCLA dishes out third straight rout

Once again the Bruins did what they were expected to do and that is show no mercy to an inferior opponent. The Bruins started out of the box at a quick pace jumping out to an 18-4 lead to open the game. Cal State scored seven straight points to get the score to 18-11 then UCLA rolled them scoring 18 points to end the half leading 36-11.

It was a good thing for Bruin fans to see since last year there were grumbles that UCLA would play down to their competition. In three games to open the season this has not been the case.

In three games this season the Bruins have pounded Portland State, 69-48, Youngstown State 83-52 and now Cal State San Bernardino 76-41.

While none of these three schools would put any fear in any of the nation's elite programs it is good to see this UCLA Bruin basketball team isn't overlooking anybody.

Like in the previous three games the Bruins did it the Ben Howland by playing tough, hardnosed defense. In all three games the Bruins have held their opponents under 40 percent from the field, a Howland goal in every game.

Once again UCLA's freshman phenom, Kevin Love led the Bruins in scoring with 19 points, 16 of his points came in the second half. He also led the Bruins in rebounds with nine and also displayed the best passing for a big man in a Bruin uniform since Bill Walton.

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