Bruins Down Cal, 72-54, In Women's Basketball

Feb. 20, 2003

Box Score

Berkeley, CA - UCLA's Michelle Greco put the Bruins on her shoulders, scoring 28 points on 13-for-19 shooting, and carried them to a 72-54 victory against California in women's basketball action Thursday evening at Haas Pavilion.

The Bruins, who avenged this season's earlier loss to Cal, improve to 15-9 overall and 10-5 in the Pac-10. Cal falls to 8-16 and 4-11.

Cal scored the first five points of the second half to cut the UCLA advantage to just four, 39-35. But three straight turnovers by the Bears turned into six quick points for the Bruins and the lead was back into double figures. Greco almost single-handedly put the game out of reach as she scored 13 points during a 15-6 run that spanned 5 and-a-half minutes and increased the Bruin lead to 19 at 68-49.

"We didn't defend," said Cal head coach Caren Horstmeyer. "We're not going to win games giving up 46 percent shooting. We need to hold teams to 42 percent. That has held true almost 100 percent this season.

"Everytime we turned the ball over tonight, it was a layup and that's one reason their shooting percentage was so high."

UCLA shot .463 for the game while the Bears struggled to a .386 clip. Cal, which had 32 turnovers in its win at Pauley Pavilion last month, gave the ball up 24 times tonight.

Cal jumped out to a 7-4 lead to open the game, but would quickly see that advantage disappear as the Bruins went on an 8-0 run over the next 2:10 to go up by a 12-8 score and they never looked back. Greco had 15 in the opening period.

Nikki Blue added 10 points, and Natalie Nakase scored nine points with five assists.

Timea Ivanyi paced the Bears with 11 points and seven rebounds. Nihan Anaz and Leigh Gregory each added 10 points.

Greco's two steals moved her into a tie for fourth place in Pac-10 history with 276 career thefts. In addition, her scoring performance marked her league-leading 12th 20+-point showing.


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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
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 82 - 68
Sunday, Dec 13
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 86 - 77
Wednesday, Dec 16
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 48
Friday, Dec 18
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
W, 109 - 76
Monday, Dec 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 104 - 108 (2OT)
Monday, Dec 28
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
W, 70 - 56
Wednesday, Dec 30
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 78 - 73
Saturday, Jan 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 69
Monday, Jan 04
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 71 - 51
Sunday, Jan 10
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 71
Friday, Jan 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 56 - 64
Sunday, Jan 17
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
W, 75 - 73
Friday, Jan 22
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 75 - 56
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 56 - 36
Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 61
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
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
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Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 04 - All Day PST
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Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
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Friday, Mar 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
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vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
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TBA
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vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
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vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
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