Bruins Fall To Notre Dame 75-60

Feb 28, 2004

Box Score

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Thomas, Tom Timmermans and Chris Quinn scored at least 20 points each and Notre Dame defeated UCLA 75-60 Saturday, sending the Bruins closer to completing their first back-to-back losing seasons in nearly 62 years.

Thomas had 21 points and Timmermans and Quinn added 20 each as the Fighting Irish (14-11) stopped a two-game losing skid and won at Pauley Pavilion for the first time since Jan. 14, 1989. They improved to 7-15 in the arena.

UCLA (11-14) lost its third straight and 11th in 13 games. Ryan Hollins scored all of his 13 points in the second half. Senior T.J. Cummings added 10 points in his final home game.

Last season, the Bruins were 10-19 and coach Steve Lavin was replaced by Ben Howland. They have next week's road trip to Oregon before the Pac-10 Conference tournament, which would be their only postseason action.

The last time UCLA had last consecutive losing seasons was 1940-41, when the Bruins were 6-20 and followed up with a 5-18 record, both under Wilbur Johns. He gave way to John Wooden in 1948, who guided the Bruins to 10 of their 11 national championships.

The teams were playing for the first time in eight years after meeting at least once a season from 1966-83. Among the series' memorable moments was Notre Dame's 71-70 victory that ended UCLA's record 88-game winning streak on Jan. 19, 1974.

There was nothing memorable for the Bruins on Saturday. Some fans chanted, "Let's go Irish!" in the final 1˝ minutes and the arena cleared quickly before the final buzzer.

UCLA trailed all the way, falling behind by 19 in the first half and getting no closer than 11 points in the second. The Bruins played the kind of passive defense that has disappointed Howland all season.

Notre Dame had shot 30.5 percent from the field in its two previous losses. The Irish hit 47 percent in the first half Saturday, when they had three players in double figures and made nine of their 12 3-pointers.

Thomas finished with five 3-pointers from all over the floor, and Quinn was 4-of-6 from long-range. Timmermans' points were a career high.

The Irish were even better in the second half, shooting 50 percent from the floor. The Bruins improved to 52 percent in the final 20 minutes, but it didn't make much of a dent.

Torin Francis, Notre Dame's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer, missed his fifth straight game because of a lower back injury and probably won't play again this season.


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Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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