Love Leads No. 2 UCLA to 69-48 Win Over Portland St.

Nov. 10, 2007

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES (AP) -Kevin Love had 22 points and 13 rebounds in his college debut, helping No. 2 UCLA dominate Portland State 69-48 on Friday night, its fifth consecutive season-opening win under coach Ben Howland.

Love was out to impress from the opening tip. The 6-foot-10, 270-pound freshman scored on consecutive dunks that had him flying off the rim and the fans oohing at Pauley Pavilion.

Then he whipped an outlet pass the length of the court to Russell Westbrook, who scored to give the Bruins an 18-2 lead. They leaped up and bumped chests as a timeout was called.

Love showed his versatility by hitting a 3-pointer. Later, he was knocked to the floor on a hard foul by Julius Thomas, but got up and made one of two free throws. Love swatted away a shot in the second half, sending the ball out to midcourt.

The freshman scored seven straight points in the second half, including five free throws, for UCLA's largest lead, 51-27. He finished 6-of-8 from the field, 9-of-11 from the line, had three assists and no fouls.

Josh Shipp added 18 points for the Bruins (1-0), who are coming off consecutive Final Four appearances. Westbrook had 10 points.

Jeremiah Dominguez was the only Portland State player in double figures with 11 points, all but two on 3-pointers. Six players, including Dominguez, had three or more fouls.

The Vikings (0-1), who had 22 turnovers, fell to 4-37 against Pac-10 teams.

The Bruins improved to 16-1 in November under Howland. They played without preseason All-American guard Darren Collison, who has a sprained left knee and watched from the bench dressed in street clothes.

UCLA extended its home winning streak to 21 games.

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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