UCLA Bests Cal State Northridge, 96-53

Nov. 30, 2008

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Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA, now 4-1 on the season, cruised to a 43-point victory, its largest in six years, with a 96-53 win over Cal State Northridge.

Bruin junior guard Erica Tukiainen scored seven of the team's first nine points as the Bruins jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game. Cal State Northridge closed to within three, 20-17, at the 10:37 mark. Matador freshman center Jasmine Erving scored 12 of her points during that stretch. The Bruins answered with a 17-2 run to open up a 37-19 lead with 5:08 on the game clock. A basket just before the halftime horn sounded gave UCLA a 50-26 lead at the break.

UCLA, which had a season-high 22 steals, forced a season-high 32 turnovers and converted those turnovers into 39 points. The Bruins also won the battle of the boards for the fifth consecutive game, 54-36.

Tukiainen (16 points) and Christina Nzekwe (11 points) each finished with career-highs in points. They were joined in double-figure scoring by Chinyere Ibekwe (13 points) and Nina Earl (14 points). Ibekwe and Moniquee Alexander tied for team-high honors with eight rebounds. Darxia Morris recorded a season-best eight points and tied her career-high with six rebounds. All 12 Bruins scored in the game.

Erving had career-highs with 21 points and 13 rebounds for Northridge, which fell to 0-7 on the year.

UCLA's 43-point victory was the program's largest since a 106-43 win over Sacramento State on Nov. 24, 2002, and the Bruins are off to their best start since opening 6-1 in 2004-05.

UCLA will play next on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion when they host CSU Bakersfield.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 82 - 68
Sunday, Dec 13
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 86 - 77
Wednesday, Dec 16
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 48
Friday, Dec 18
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
W, 109 - 76
Monday, Dec 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 104 - 108 (2OT)
Monday, Dec 28
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
W, 70 - 56
Wednesday, Dec 30
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 78 - 73
Saturday, Jan 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 69
Monday, Jan 04
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 71 - 51
Sunday, Jan 10
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 71
Friday, Jan 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 56 - 64
Sunday, Jan 17
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
W, 75 - 73
Friday, Jan 22
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 75 - 56
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 56 - 36
Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 61
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
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 04 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Mar 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Mar 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, Apr 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
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