February 25, 2013 in Sports

Bruins start fast, win

UCLA jumps out to big early lead, cruises past Trojans
From Wire Reports
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UCLA guard Larry Drew II, left, passes around Southern Cal’s Jio Fontan during second-half action on Sunday.
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Cougs drop 3rd in row

Taryn Wicijowski had 22 points and nine rebounds on Sunday and Utah won its final home game of the season, defeating Washington State 59-47 in Salt Lake City.

Iwalani Rodrigues scored 17 points and Michelle Plouffe scored 11 for the Utes (16-11, 7-9 Pac-12). Rodrigues and Plouffe also had five assists for Utah, which overcame a slow start by finishing the first half with a 17-4 run to lead 29-24 at the break.

Lia Galdeira scored 14 points to lead the Cougars (10-17, 6-10).

Utah has won five of its last six games. Washington State, on the other hand, has dropped three straight.

(20) Colorado 68, Washington 61

Arielle Roberson scored 16 points and senior Chucky Jeffery grabbed 13 rebounds in her final regular-season home game, helping the Buffaloes hold on for a win over the Huskies in front of an energetic crowd that braved blizzard conditions to arrive at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.

The Buffaloes (22-5, 11-5 Pac-12) won their seventh straight game .

The Huskies (19-8, 11-5) were led in scoring by Kristi Kingma, who finished with 19 points. The Huskies host No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 California this week.

LOS ANGELES – Jordan Adams scored 20 points, four others scored at least 10 points and UCLA never trailed in a 75-59 victory over USC on Sunday.

The Bruins (20-7, 10-4 Pac-12) avenged a 75-71 overtime loss to the Trojans (12-15, 7-7) earlier this season.

Kyle Anderson, Larry Drew II and Shabazz Muhammad all scored 11 points, and David Wear had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bruins.

UCLA was ahead 7-0 before the Trojans scored a basket, and afterward interim USC coach Bob Cantu seemed to say the game was over at that point.

“We got down 7-0 right out of the gate and from that point it was tough to battle out of that,” said Cantu, whose chair collapsed as he sat down after the game.

“That’s about how the night went,” he said.

Adams agreed with Cantu. “It helped a lot,” he said of the quick start. “We’re not really a catch-up team. We wanted to come out and throw the first punch.”

J.T. Terrell led USC with 17 points, including 14 in the second half to lead a late Trojans charge. Omar Oraby added 11 points.

UCLA came out on fire, making eight of its first 10 shots and racing to a 19-6 lead just over 5 minutes into the game. UCLA kept up that dominance and held a 47-26 lead at halftime – having shot 58.6 percent from the floor (17 of 29).

Men’s standings
Arizona State9-620-8
Oregon State3-1213-15
Washington State2-1311-17
Women’s standings
Washington State6-1010-17
Arizona State5-1113-15
Oregon State3-139-19

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