Bruins Fall To Pepperdine, 88-67

Dec. 14, 2002

Box Score

Malibu, CA - Despite a game-high 31 points from senior guard Michelle Greco, the UCLA women's basketball team dropped an 88-67 decision to Pepperdine Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.

It marked just the second time in 13 meetings that Pepperdine has defeated UCLA. The Waves registered their first-ever victory over the Bruins in 2000 when they recorded a 78-56 win at Pauley Pavilion.

With the win, Pepperdine improved to 4-3 on the year while UCLA dropped to 4-3.

The Waves were in control throughout the contest as they built a 16-point first-half lead before settling for a 46-32 advantage at halftime. Pepperdine opened the second half with a 9-2 run to open up a 20-point lead at 54-34 with 17:47 remaining.

However, UCLA went on a 14-3 spurt over the next four minutes to cut the Waves' lead to nine points at 57-48 with 13:17 left in the contest. Freshman guard Nikki Blue led the comeback with eight points, while Greco had six points during the run. That proved to be as close as the Bruins would get the rest of the way as Pepperdine outscored UCLA 27-10 during the next 11 minutes to build a 26-point lead at 84-58 with 2:51 remaining.

Pepperdine shot 45.1 percent (32-for-71) from the field and out-rebounded the Bruins 47-39. UCLA managed just 33.3 percent (19-for-57) shooting from the field.

Blue finished with 14 points and a team-high tying eight rebounds. Junior forward Whitney Jones also had eight rebounds to go along with four points.

Pepperdine forward Anna Lembke registered a double-double for Pepperdine as she scored a season-high 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Shandrika Lee scored 23 points.


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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
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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vs. NCAA First Round
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vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
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vs. NCAA Regional ...
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