UCLA Tops Nevada, 62-47, For Fourth-Straight Win

Dec. 7, 2008

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA women's basketball team posted its fourth-straight win after earning a 62-47 decision over Nevada Sunday afternoon in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins, now 6-1 on the season, are off to their best start to a season since the 2004-05 team also won six of its first seven games.

UCLA used a 17-6 second-half run during the middle of the second half to help put away the Wolf Pack. Sophomore guard Darxia Morris sparked the Bruins by handing out five of her team-high six assists during the stretch. Morris also contributed a team-high 10 points. The Bruins led 35-29 with 15:48 to play in the contest when they went on the run which left them with a 52-37 margin with 8:04 on the clock. Nevada never got closer than 13 points after that and saw their record fall to 4-5 on the season.

Junior guard Erica Tukiainen helped UCLA jump out to a 9-2 lead at the 14:40 mark of the first half by scoring five points during a 9-0 Bruin run. UCLA pulled out to a 21-7 advantage with 9:18 on the clock as Nevada connected on just three of its first 20 shots from the field. The Bruins went on to settle for a 28-15 lead at the break after holding the Wolf Pack to just 16.7% shooting in the first half.

UCLA held Nevada to an opponent season-low 25.5% shooting percentage for the game and the 47 points was also an opponent season-low total. The 47 points are the fewest a Bruin team has allowed since Arizona State scored 44 points in a game at Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 14, 2005. The Bruins also controlled the boards by a 54-34 margin. Senior Chinyere Ibekwe paced UCLA with a game-high 12 rebounds. Ibekwe added eight points and had three steals.

The Bruins will return to action on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. when they play host to the University of San Diego in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins will look to achieve their best start to a season since the 1980-81 squad opened its schedule with 12 straight wins.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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
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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