UCLA Defeated By USC, 71-58

Feb. 9, 2002

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA women's basketball team fell to USC, 71-58, at the Sports Arena Saturday afternoon, giving the Women of Troy a season sweep for the first time since 1997.

USC closed the first half with a 12-6 run to turn a 22-21 advantage into a 34-27 halftime lead. The Women of Troy widened the gap some more in the second half, bursting out to a 48-33 lead at 13:32. The Bruins cut the lead to 48-40 at the 9:52 mark on a five-point play when Brianna Winn hit a three-pointer and Malika Leatham hit two free throws after being fouled after the shot and then closed to within seven (50-43) at the 9:09 mark on a three-pointer by Whitney Jones. However, USC scored 10 unanswered points to go up 60-43. The Bruins would get no closer than 11 after that.

Jones led the Bruins with a career-high tying 21 points as well as seven rebounds. Winn added nine points, and Leatham scored seven before fouling out. Natalie Nakase recorded six assists.

Aisha Hollans led USC with 24 points. Jessica Cheeks scored 15 points, 13 in the first half, and Rachel Woodward had 13 points, 10 in the second half. Ebony Hoffman led all players with 10 rebounds.

UCLA outshot USC, 44.9%-36.8%. However, the Women of Troy were 25-35 from the free throw line, while UCLA was 9-19.

USC improves its record to 13-10, 9-5 in the Pac-10. UCLA drops to 7-16, 3-11. The Bruins will travel to the Arizona schools next week and will first face Arizona on Feb. 14 at 7:00 pm MT before meeting Arizona State on Feb. 16 at 2:00 pm MT.

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