Bruins Defeat Bears, 46-42, In First Round Of Pac-10 Tournament

March 1, 2002

Box Score

Eugene, Ore. - The UCLA women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament with a 46-42 victory over California at MacArthur Court on the University of Oregon campus.

The Bruins, seeded eighth in the tournament, made a spirited comeback in the second half against the ninth-seeded Bears. Trailing 30-26, UCLA went on a 13-0 run to take the lead, 39-30 with seven minutes to play. Freshman center Krystle Johnson scored the first three points in that run on a basket and free throw to spark the Bruins.

Cal came back to cut the lead to one at 43-42 with 34 seconds to play, but Whitney Jones hit two free throws with 28 ticks on the clock and one of two free throws with seven seconds remaining to seal the victory. UCLA continued its hot shooting from the foul line, making 14-18 from the charity stripe.

Sophomore Gennifer Arranaga led all players with 17 points off the bench and is averaging 17.3 points in her last three games. Between her points, steals and assists, Arranaga accounted for more than half of UCLA's offense with her points, steals and assists. Jones led the Bruins with seven rebounds. The Bruin defense held Cal to just 27% shooting from the field.

UCLA will next face top-seeded and second-ranked Stanford in the second round of the conference tournament on Saturday, Mar. 2 at 6:00 pm.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
W, 113 - 42
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 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
vs. Denver or Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
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