Bruins Defeat Long Beach State, 77-73

Feb. 5, 2002

Box Score

Long Beach, Calif. - The UCLA women's basketball team defeated Long Beach State, 77-73, at the Pyramid in Long Beach on Tuesday evening.

In the second half, the Bruins took a 10-point lead (61-51) at the 10:23 mark after going on a 12-0 run. The 49ers came back to pull to within three, 66-63 at 4:17, but seven consecutive Bruin points by Malika Leatham gave UCLA a more comfortable cushion, 73-65 with 3:34 to play.

Two straight three-pointers by Jinga Gosschalk cut UCLA's lead to 73-71 with 1:06 to play. A Shalada Allen fade-away jumper with the shot clock expiring increased the lead to 75-71, but the 49ers earned three free throws when Tamara Inoue was fouled on a three-pointer. Inoue made two to cut the lead to 75-73. Whitney Jones sunk two free throws with 14.2 seconds to play to seal the victory.

The Bruins led by as much as five in the first half, 22-17 at 8:40 on a Gennifer Arranaga basket, but the 49ers stormed back to claim the lead, 26-24 at the 5:00 mark with a 9-2 run capped by a Lauren Bull three-pointer. UCLA recovered at the end of the half, using a Natalie Nakase layup with three seconds remaining to go into the locker room with a 34-33 halftime lead.

Allen finished with career-bests in points (20) and blocked shots (three), and also had six rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were Nakase with 14 points and Jones and Leatham with 11 points. Leatham also added 10 rebounds for her second career double-double.

UCLA shot a season-high 48.4% from the field, 57.7% in the second half. The Bruins also made 12-13 free throws (92.3%) and outrebounded the 49ers by a 42-36 clip.

The Bruins improve to 7-15 overall, while Long Beach State drops to 11-10. UCLA will next face USC on Saturday Feb. 9 at the Sports Arena at 4:00 pm.


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
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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