LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Parker had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Isaac Hamilton added 14 points, and UCLA cruised to a 77-45 win over visiting Cal State Northridge on Sunday afternoon.
The Bruins (4-3) led by as many as 32 points as they snapped a two-game losing streak. Aaron Holiday scored 13 points and Bryce Alford dished out 10 assists in UCLA’s first home game since returning from the Maui Invitational.
The Bruins assisted on 21 of their 29 field goals and made a season-high nine 3-pointers.
Hamilton shot 4 of 10 from beyond the arc and Holiday was 3 for 3.
CSUN (2-5) fell behind by double-digits less than five minutes into the game and never recovered. Tavrion Dawson, Jason Richardson and Micheal Warren each scored nine points to lead the Matadors in their third straight loss.
CSUN shot 29.3 percent from the field, including 1 of 11 from 3-point range.
It was never close.
UCLA began the game on a 14-0 run and extended its lead to 17 points after Hamilton’s third 3-pointer of the first half made it 21-4. The Bruins kept that margin and went into halftime up 39-22.
Alford’s 3-pointer capped an 11-0 UCLA run early in the second half to extend the Bruins lead to 59-30 with 12:42 to go. Parker scored six points during an 8-0 run later in the half to give UCLA a 75-43 lead with just under five minutes to go, the Bruins’ largest advantage of the night.
Cal State Northridge: The Matadors have only one win against a Div. 1 opponent this season, a 72-67 victory over Wright State on Nov. 14 . Only seven players saw minutes in the game . CSUN committed 15 turnovers.
UCLA: The Bruins improved to 8-1 all-time against the Matadors … Their previous season-high in 3-pointers made was eight against Monmouth in the season opener … Parker has a double-double in five of seven games this season
Cal State Northridge hosts Pepperdine on Dec. 5
UCLA hosts No. 1 Kentucky on Thursday
CSUN has allowed 31 three-pointers in its last three games, all losses. The Matadors surrendered 13 to Southern California and nine to Loyola Marymount before giving up nine against the Bruins.
Alford scored eight points to give him 956 in his career. He is 44 away from becoming the 52nd player in UCLA history with 1,000 career points.