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Jordan Adams had 22 points in the Bruins' victory on Tuesday (AP photo)
No. 18 UCLA Basketball Downs UC Santa Barbara, 89-76
By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELESJordan Adams scored 22 points and Kyle Anderson added 21 to lead No. 18 UCLA past UC Santa Barbara, 89-76, in Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday night.

UCLA improved to 8-0, its best start since opening the 2006-07 campaign with a 14-0 record. The Bruins scored at least 81 points for the seventh consecutive game.

Anderson finished with 21 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two steals in a team-high 36 minutes. Zach LaVine scored 15 points, and Norman Powell registered 13 to round out the Bruins’ list of double-digit scorers.

Bryce Alford nailed a 3-pointer with 8:04 remaining in the second half to snap a 65-65 tie and spark a 7-0 scoring run for the Bruins. Bryce Alford’s 3-pointer was followed by a dunk from Tony Parker and two free throws by Powell. UCLA limited the visiting Gauchos (3-3) to nine points the rest of the way.

Alvin Williams, who had scored a school-record 39 points in UC Santa Barbara’s last game against South Dakota State, scored 23 points and was limited to just six in the first half.

UCLA and UC Santa Barbara were tied at halftime, 42-42.

The Gauchos opened the game shooting well from 3-point distance, making nine of 14 3-point baskets in the opening half and 15 of 25 field goals (60.0 percent).

Michael Bryson and Kyle Bosworth picked up most of the scoring slack for UC Santa Barbara, particularly in the first half. Bryson, who enter the game averaging 12.2 points, had all of his season-high 15 by halftime after having shot 3-for-3 from 3-point range.

Bosworth had nine points in each half and finished 5-for-9 from beyond the 3-point arc.

UCLA trailed by as many as six points in the first half but reduced its deficit on the outside shooting of LaVine, who scored five consecutive points to trim UC Santa Barbara’s margin to one point with 3:11 to play in the first half.

UCLA finished 27 of 36 from the free throw line (75.0 percent), with most of its free throws coming in the game’s closing minutes. Adams made 11 of 14 free throws for UCLA, and Anderson converted 9 of 12 free throws.

The Bruins return to action at Missouri (7-0) in a nationally-televised contest on CBS this Saturday. Game time is 9:30 a.m. (PT)/11:30 a.m. (CT) in Columbia, Mo.

 

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