TULSA'S SEASON ENDS AT HANDS OF UCLA 76-59
March 22, 2014
San Diego, Calif. - The UCLA Bruins' size and strength was too much for Tulsa in a 76-59 victory over the Golden Hurricane in front of 11,488 fans at Viejas Arena on Friday night.
D'Andre Wright led Tulsa with 18 points, including 12 in the second half, while James Woodard extended his consecutive double-digit scoring streak to 27 games with 11 points for Tulsa. Jordan Adams led the Bruins with 21 points and eight rebounds, while Norman Powell had 15 and Tony Parker 11 points for UCLA.
The No-4 seeded Bruins advanced to Sunday's third round game against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, while the Hurricane seasons ends at 21-13.
"UCLA came out in the first half and they turned us over. I think they had 16 points off of our turnovers, and second chance opportunities," said Tulsa Head Coach Danny Manning. "Then in the second half we were able to make a little bit of a run, but they controlled the game with the athleticism and they got out and shot way too high of a percentage for us to have a chance in the second half."
The Bruins shot 55-percent in the second half, while holding Tulsa to just under 35-percent from the field in the final 20 minutes.
UCLA began the second half with an 8-2 run to take its first double-figure lead of the game, 43-43, at the 16:41 mark. The Bruins expanded the lead to 13 points, but the Hurricane kept battling back, cutting the UCLA to eight points at the 6:50 mark and then to five points, 57-52, at the 5:39 mark.
The Bruins went on a 7-2 run over the next 1:30 to take a 64-54 lead at the 4:11 media timeout. UCLA finished out the game out-scoring Tulsa 12 to 5 for the victory.
UCLA made its first three baskets of the game and held a 10-5 lead in the first five minutes of the contest. Rashad Ray's two free throws tied the score at 10 with 13:13 remaining in the first half, then UCLA rattled off the next five points to take a 15-10 lead at the 11:52 mark.
The Bruins took a 26-17 lead on a Parker layup and free throw at the 6:02 mark. Tulsa went on a 6-2 run over the next two minutes to make the score 28-23 with just under 4:00 remaining on the first-half clock.
Woodard's coast-to-coast dunk tied the score at 30-30 with 1:36 left in the first 20 minutes for a 7-0 Tulsa run. But, the Bruins took a five-point lead into the locker room at intermission 35-30
Woodard led all scorers with 10 first-half points, while Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson each scored eight points to pace UCLA through the first 20 minutes.
Both teams shot under 40-percent from the field and 30-percent from three-point range in the first half.
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