LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norman Powell led five players in double figures with 18 points, making three 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Cal State Fullerton 73-45 Wednesday night to improve to 4-0 at home.
Bryce Alford added 14 points, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton had 12 each, and freshman Kevon Looney had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Bruins (6-2), who were coming off losing two of three games at last week’s Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.READ MORE: Suspect In Fatal Van Nuys Crash Charged With Murder and Reckless Driving
Alex Harris led Fullerton (3-5) with 10 points. Lanerryl Johnson, who was averaging 18.1 points, finished with eight after picking up his third foul early in the second half.
The Titans closed within 13 points in the second half on a three-point play by Kennedy Esume. But the Bruins answered with a 13-0 run, including a 3-pointer and basket by Alford that stretched their lead to 60-34. Powell and Hamilton chipped in 3-pointers, too.
Alford’s brother, Kory, showed he can shoot long-range, too, coming off the bench to make a 3-pointer with a minute left.
Fullerton had been holding opponents to 63.8 points, but the Bruins exceeded that with nearly six minutes remaining.
The Titans shot 24 percent playing their fifth consecutive road game, having gone 2-3 in that stretch.
The Bruins built their largest lead of the first half, 40-23, on a give-and-go between Hamilton and Powell, who dunked going into the break. Parker missed just one shot in the half, when he scored 12 points and helped the Bruins shoot 50 percent. He was slowed in the second half by four fouls.READ MORE: The Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame Will Induct Former USC Player Anthony Davis
Cal State Fullerton: The Titans played seven of their first eight games on the road, where they were 3-12 last season. … Their only win in the series came on Nov. 16, 2009, a three-point victory in double overtime of the season opener. … They fell to 7-38 all-time against Pac-12 schools.
UCLA: The Bruins improved to 10-1 all-time against the Titans. … Looney recorded his fifth double-double.
Cal State Fullerton: Hosts Pepperdine Saturday.
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