Women's Basketball Shoots Past Arizona

Feb. 25, 2012

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UCLA (14-13, 9-7) pulled away from Arizona (14-15, 3-14) in the second half of a Pac-12 Conference women's basketball game played in the John Wooden Center on Saturday afternoon and went on to record a 72-58 win on Senior Day in Westwood. Four Bruins, led by lone senior Rebekah Gardner's game-high 21-points, scored in double digits in the victory which moved UCLA into a fourth place tie with Oregon State, at 9-7, in the battle to earn a top four seed and a first-round bye into the Pac-12 Tournament.

UCLA used a 13-4 run in the early stages of the second half, capped off by a basket by freshman post Kacy Swain, to break open what had been a tight game and take a 56-41 lead with 11:40 to play. Sophomore guard Thea Lemberger netted two three-point baskets to key the run and junior forward Markel Walker added a basket and a free throw. The Bruins led by double figures the balance of the game and built the advantage up to as many as 19 points on a bucket by Gardner with 1:27 on the clock.

UCLA had opened the game by scoring the first five points in the contest, four coming on a pair of baskets by Swain. Arizona came alive, after missing its first eight shots, and went on a 12-0 run to open up a seven-point lead, 16-9, at the 9:47 mark. UCLA knotted the score at 19-all on a three-point basket by Gardner. The teams traded baskets and were tied at 23, 26 and 28 points. There were seven lead changes in the last 4:12 of the half before UCLA tallied the final six points of the initial twenty minutes of play to take a 40-35 edge into the locker room.

Swain finished with career-best totals of 14 points and seven rebounds. Walker added 17 points and 12 rebounds (she moved up to 14th on the all-time school rebounding list) for her 11th double-double of the season. Lemberger scored 15 points to reach double digits for the ninth time in the last 10 outings. Sophomore forward Rhema Gardner, Rebekah's sister, pulled down a career-best 12 rebounds.

UCLA will complete the regular season with a pair of conference games at the Washington schools next week. The Bruins' trip begins on Thursday evening at Washington State and concludes with a battle against Washington on Saturday afternoon. The first round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament begins March 7 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

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Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
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 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
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
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Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 04 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
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Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
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Sunday, Mar 06 - 6:00 PM PST
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Friday, Mar 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Sunday, Mar 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Sunday, Mar 27 - All Day PST
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Indianapolis, IN
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