Adams Leads No. 22 UCLA In Onslaught Over Chattanooga, 106-65
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Norman Powell and Zach LaVine had 19 apiece to lead No. 22 UCLA to a 106-65 victory over Chattanooga on Sunday night.
Kyle Anderson had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the undefeated Bruins (5-0) in a regional game of the Las Vegas Invitational. UCLA plays its next two games in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend.
UCLA opened the second half on a 20-2 run to stretch its lead to 41 points. Powell made four of his five dunks during the run, including a baseline drive and an alley-oop from Adams on consecutive possessions. The fourth was on windmill dunk to complete the run.
Martynas Bareika scored a season-high 17 points in a reserve role and Z. Mason had 15 points for the Mocs (2-4). Chattanooga entered the game averaging 49 percent from the field, but shot a season-low 35 percent.
The Mocs went 1 for 11 to start the second half until Mason scored on a layup at 13:59. Leading-scorer Gee McGhee had five points.
Anderson, coming off the first UCLA triple double since 1995, nearly recorded another but didn’t need to play much of the second half. UCLA took its biggest lead at 82-35 on freshman Lavine’s dunk. The Bruins shot 62 percent from the field. It was the first time UCLA scored more than 100 points since a 113-62 win against Wyoming on Dec.23, 2008.
Adams, coming off a career-high 30-point game, led UCLA with 15 points in the first half. He completed a three-point play to give the Bruins a 24-point lead and made a highlight block on McGhee before halftime.
Five of Powell’s eight field goals were dunks. LaVine scored 10 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer and a breakaway one-handed dunk to finish a 14-2 run. Both recorded season highs in points.
UCLA took a 47-25 lead into the break.
Chattanooga missed 13 of its first 20 shots and shot 36 percent in the first half. It went 1 for 12 from 3-point range. Mason scored consecutive baskets inside and had 10 points at halftime, but no other Mocs player had more than three points in the first half.
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