Bruins Top Pepperdine in NIT Tip-Off, 79-69

Nov. 16, 2010

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Reeves Nelson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and UCLA took control with a 26-2 run over both halves to beat Pepperdine 79-69 in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday night.

The Bruins (2-0) advanced to play Pacific (2-0) on Tuesday night at Pauley Pavilion. The Tigers defeated Nevada 64-53. The winner of the West regional earns a trip to New York for the semifinals on Nov. 24.

Nevada (1-1) and Pepperdine (0-2) will play on Tuesday.

Tyler Honeycutt added 16 points, Joshua Smith and Lazeric Jones 13 each for the Bruins. Starting guard Malcolm Lee hurt his left ankle in the first half and didn't return.

Keion Bell scored 24 points off the bench for Pepperdine. Mychel Thompson had all of his 11 points in the first half.

After trailing by eight, the Bruins put together their big run to take a 52-36 lead.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 78 - 65
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
L, 73 - 75
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 53
Thursday, Feb 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 63 - 75
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 70 - 79
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 76
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 82 - 86
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
L, 71 - 95
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