Bruins Blast San Diego, 95-58

Dec. 14, 2008

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Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA won its fifth straight with a 95-58 victory over San Diego on Sunday afternoon in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins, now 7-1 on the season, are off to their best start to a season since the 1980-81 team opened its schedule with 12 straight wins. Five Bruin players scored in double-figures, led by sophomore guard Doreena Campbell's 18.

San Diego (6-5) scored the first five points of the game and jumped out to an 8-3 lead after just one and half minutes. The Toreros made five of their first six shots, including two three-pointers, to surge ahead, 13-6. San Diego led 19-12 at the 14:29 mark before the Bruins went on a 23-4 run to move in front, 35-23. Sophomore forward Nina Earl keyed the run with eight of her 13 points of the half.

UCLA led by as many as 18 points (43-25 at the 6:38 mark) in the first half before San Diego went on an 11-3 run of its own to close to within 10, 46-36 at 3:22. San Diego could not get any closer, however, and the Bruins led by a 52-40 count at halftime.

UCLA continued its strong play in the second half, scoring the first nine points of the half to take a 21-point lead, 61-40, at 15:45. The Bruins held the Toreros to just 18 points and 29.6% shooting from the field in the half.

The Bruins shot a season-high 59.6% from the field and recorded a season-best in points in a half with 52. They also edged out the Toreros on the boards, 36-35, to win the rebound battle for the eighth-straight game.

Joining Campbell in double figures were Earl with 17, sophomore guard Darxia Morris with 15, sophomore forward Christina Nzekwe with 11 and freshman guard Rebekah Gardner with 10. Just shy of double-figures was junior guard Allison Taka, who scored a career-best nine points. Campbell led all players with seven rebounds and tied her career-high with eight assists. She also had two steals, a block and zero turnovers. San Diego was led by senior forward Kiva Herman, who totaled 17 points.

UCLA next plays at Rice on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 5 pm CT. The Bruins will play at home again on Sunday, Dec. 21 in a nationally televised contest (FSN) against Kansas at Noon in Pauley Pavilion.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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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