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Bruins best UCSB by double digits

UCLA has started season 8-0

Posted: December 3, 2013 10:57 p.m.
Updated: December 3, 2013 10:57 p.m.

UCLA's Jordan Adams, left, steals the ball on a pass intended for UC Santa Barbara's Michael Bryson on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Kyle Anderson added 21 to lead No. 18 UCLA to an 89-76 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night.

Bryce Alford, the son of UCLA coach Steve Alford, hit a 3-pointer with 8:04 remaining in the second half, snapping a 65-all tie and sparking a 7-0 run.

With chants of "over-rated" emanating from the Santa Barbara fans sitting on the east end of Pauley Pavilion, Alford's 3 was followed by a dunk by Tony Parker and two free throws by Norman Powell. The Bruins (8-0) held the Gauchos (3-3) to nine points the rest of the way.

Alvin Williams, who scored a school-record 39 points in the Gauchos' last game against South Dakota State, had 23 points, just six in the first half which finished tied at 42.

Michael Bryson and Kyle Bosworth picked up most of the scoring slack for UC Santa Barbara.

Bryson, who entered the game averaging 12.2 points, had all of his season-high 15 by halftime, thanks to 3-for-3 shooting from 3-point range. He finished 6 of 10 from the field, 3 of 5 on 3s, and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Bosworth had nine points in each half and was 5 of 9 from 3-point range.

Alford finished with nine points and the big 3 was his only one of the game.

The Bruins trailed by as many as six points in the first half but relied on the outside shooting of Zach LaVine, who scored five consecutive points to cut Santa Barbara's lead to one point with 3:11 in the first half.

The Bruins finished 27 of 36 from the free throw line, with most of them coming in the closing minutes.

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