No. 24 UCLA Falls to No. 23/21 San Diego State, 78-69

Dec. 2, 2012

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 23 points, connecting on five of nine 3-pointers, as the UCLA men's basketball team lost to San Diego State, 78-69, in the 19th annual John R. Wooden Classic at the Honda Center on Saturday night.

San Diego State's Jamaal Franklin scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half to help the Aztecs (5-1) win their fifth consecutive game, the first meeting between the two programs since 1991.

Xavier Thames added 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and DeShawn Stephens had 12 points after playing just five minutes because of a hip pointer in San Diego State's previous game against USC.

The Aztecs had strong support and noisier fans in the announced crowd of 17,204.

"Our zone got really tortured on 3-point shooting," UCLA head coach Ben Howland said. "Obviously it's a very good San Diego State team, and you can see why they're picked to win their conference. You have to credit their team and their fans for a great job tonight."

Adams logged at least 20 points for the fifth time in eight games for UCLA, making 7-of-13 field goals in 28 minutes. Shabazz Muhammad added 16 points for the Bruins (5-3), who also received 10 points from Norman Powell and eight from Travis Wear. Larry Drew II finished with 11 assists and two turnovers.

The Bruins made eight 3-pointers, one off their season high of nine.

The teams traded 3-pointers to start the second half, with Adams hitting three in a row to pull the Bruins into a tie at 38-all.

Thames answered with two straight 3s and Franklin added another one to give the Aztecs the lead for good, 49-43.

The Bruins closed to 56-53 on Muhammad's first basket of the second half. The Aztecs outscored the Bruins 11-2, with Thames hitting their 11th 3-pointer and making two free throws in the spurt that gave San Diego State its largest lead at 67-55.

Muhammad and Adams combined to score six straight points and draw the Bruins to 69-64 with 2 minutes left. Franklin made 9 of 10 free throws in the final 1:38.

UCLA was searching for a win over a ranked opponent after falling out of the Top 25 this week after a two-point upset loss to Cal Poly last weekend.

The teams played evenly throughout the first half, with the Aztecs leading 31-29 at the break.

The Bruins fell to 11-5 in the Wooden Classic, formerly a doubleheader event.


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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
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
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at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
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Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
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