Kapono Leads Bruins Past Long Beach St.

Dec 8, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Kapono tied a career high with 28 points in leading UCLA to its first victory of the season, an 81-58 decision over Long Beach State on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion.

It was the first win of the season for UCLA, which started 0-2 for the first time since the 1961-62 season. The unranked Bruins opened the season ranked No. 14 but loss their season opener at home to San Diego and then fell to Duke in the John Wooden Tradition game played in Indianapolis.

They beat Long Beach State on the strength of shooting by Kapono, who made 12-of-19 shots from the field, including four-of-10 from 3-point range. The senior forward also added seven rebounds and three assists for the Bruins.

TJ. Cummings also scored 12 points and Jon Crispin added 11 points for UCLA (1-2).

Tony Darden scored 14 points and reserve Chris Jenkins added 10 points for the 49ers (1-4), who lost their third consecutive game.

The teams were tied at 22 when UCLA used an 8-0 spurt to take a 30-22 lead with 1:57 left in the first half.

Kapono then scored eight points during a 17-4 run in the second half that extended UCLA's lead to 58-37 with 11:32 to play.

UCLA shot 49 percent from the floor while Long Beach State made 40 percent of its field-goal attempts.

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Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA