UCLA Basketball Defeats Eastern Washington, 60-47

Dec. 15, 2011

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lazeric Jones scored 19 points and Tyler Lamb had 14 to lead the UCLA men's basketball team past Eastern Washington, 60-47, on Wednesday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Jones made three of five 3-point attempts, including each of his first 3-pointers in the Bruins' non-conference win.

UCLA head coach Ben Howland passed Jim Harrick on the program's all-time head coaching victories list, pushing his career record at UCLA to 193-87.

The Bruins (4-5) gained separation in the second half with an 11-1 scoring run. After Eastern Washington (5-5) trimmed its deficit to just two points (32-30) with 14:35 left in the game, UCLA extended its advantage to 43-31. Norman Powell scored the team's first four points on the second half scoring run.

Collin Chiverton scored 15 points and Tremayne Johnson added 12 for Eastern Washington in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

UCLA starting forward Travis Wear missed the game while hospitalized with a skin infection on his left foot.

Chiverton hit three straight 3-pointers as part of a 12-2 spurt that got the Eagles within 32-30 six minutes into the second half.

But Joshua Smith made a pair of free throws and David Wear hit a jumper to extend UCLA's advantage to 43-31.

Lamb hit five straight foul shots in the second half on his way to a career high in free throws made, with six (out of seven). Lamb's 14 points were one short of his career high of 15 (against Chaminade on Nov. 21).

Through his last four games, Jones has averaged 18.8 points per game, shooting 26-of-41 from the field (63.4 percent). In addition, he has hit 11 of 16 three-point shots (68.8 percent).

The Bruins return to action against UC Davis on Saturday, Dec. 17. Game time at Honda Center (Anaheim, Calif.) is slated for 12 p.m. (PT).

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