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The Bruins Topple DePaul, 72-54
By: UCLA Athletics

Dec. 13, 2008

Box Score

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Josh Shipp and Jrue Holiday scored 14 points each and No. 16 UCLA routed DePaul 72-54 in the John R. Wooden Classic doubleheader Saturday, giving coach Ben Howland his 300th career victory.

Darren Collison added 10 points and five assists and Nikola Dragovic had 10 points for the Bruins (6-2). Freshman walk-on Tyler Trepani, Wooden's great-grandson, got into a game for the first time this season with 1:29 remaining. He missed his only shot, a 3-pointer.

Howland improved his career mark to 300-146, including stints at Northern Arizona and Pittsburgh.

Mac Koshwal had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Demons (4-4) in the teams' first meeting on a neutral court since 1980, when the Bruins defeated DePaul in the NCAA tournament a year after the Blue Demons surprised UCLA to reach their only Final Four.

Dar Tucker, the Blue Demons' leading scorer, had 11 points after not starting for the first time this season because of "attitude issues," according to coach Jerry Wainwright.

DePaul got no closer than 13 points in the second half on a 3-pointer by Jeremiah Kelly with 10:22 remaining.

The Bruins quickly built their lead back to 20 on consecutive baskets by Shipp.

The Bruins outscored the Blue Demons 22-8 to end the half with a 35-19 lead - their largest. UCLA got balanced scoring, including 10 points from its bench in the spurt.

UCLA improved to 8-3 in 12 Wooden Classic appearances, including 8-0 as a ranked team.

Wooden watched the Bruins in person for the first time this season, albeit from a suite in a wheelchair instead of his usual seat among the fans. At 98, he doesn't get around as well since a fall in February broke his left wrist and collarbone.

A smiling Wooden waved both hands to acknowledge a prolonged standing ovation late in the game. He made a move to get up from his chair, but thought the better of it as the crowd laughed.

Wooden was wheeled onto the court to present the trophy to the Bruins.

Saint Mary's defeated San Diego State 67-64 in the opening game for the second consecutive year.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
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Las Vegas, NV
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vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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