Jan. 29, 2005
Corvallis, Ore. - With four players scoring in double figures, the UCLA women's basketball team cruised to a 74-54 win over Oregon State in Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.
UCLA had a poor start to the game, missing 12 of its first 13 shots and finding itself down 10-2 with 13:32 to play in the first half, but just as quickly, the Bruins recovered and came roaring back with 62% shooting from the field to outscore the Beavers 33-10 the rest of the half and take a 35-20 lead at intermission. The Bruins regained the lead, 16-14, on a pair of Lindsey Pluimer free throws at 8:10 and kept Oregon State scoreless for 4:45 to push their lead to 22-14.
The Bruins continued their momentum in the start of the second half, running off 11 unanswered points in the first three and a half minutes to take a 26 point lead, 46-20 with 17:11 to play.
Nikki Blue led all players with 17 points off 7-10 shooting. She also had 10 assists, six steals and four rebounds. Lisa Willis also had a double-double with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, to go along with five steals. Amanda Livingston scored 12 points, her third-straight game in double figures, along with eight rebounds, and Pluimer recorded 11 points and six boards.
UCLA dominated the boards, outrebounding Oregon State, 46-27. The Bruins had 23 offensive rebounds.
The Bruins improve their record to 13-7, 7-4 in the Pac-10. Oregon State falls to 5-16, 1-10 in the conference.