Women's Basketball Records Exhibition Win

Nov. 17, 2002

Box Score

Los Angeles, CA - The UCLA women's basketball team used twenty-plus scoring games from senior guard Michelle Greco and freshman forward Julia Pitts to defeat West Coast All-Stars, 90-76, in an exhibition game played today in Pauley Pavilion. Greco tied for game-high honors with 26 points and added nine rebounds, five assists and three steals. Pitts totaled 23 points, hitting 11-13 field goals, and dominated the glass with 14 boards.

The Bruins led from start to finish in the game in their final tune up for the start of the regular season. The West Coast All-Stars, who were led by former Long Beach State star Akia Hardy's 26 points, cut the lead to one on a couple of occasions in the first half, but could get no closer and trailed 46-38 at the half.

Also in double figures for the Bruins were freshman guard Nikki Blue (16) and senior guard Natalie Nakase (11). Freshman Lisa Willis came off the bench to score five points, grab five rebounds and record three steals.

"We talked about treating this game like a real game," said Bruin head coach Kathy Olivier. "The first exhibition contest, we did not approach it with the same amount of intensity as we would in the regular season. For today's game, we wanted to focus on having the same level of intensity as we would for the first game of the season."

The Bruins will open the regular season at Hawaii on Saturday, November 23. The first UCLA home game of the season will be on Tuesday, December 3 against St. Mary's at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA