UCLA Handles MSU
Duke beats Illinois, Memphis takes Arkansas, Florida routs North Florida
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Nov 21, 2007 7:37 AM CST
Michigan State Idong Ibok (00) passes the ball over UCLA center Kevin Love (42) during the second half of the championship game of the CBE Classic college basketball tournament Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – UCLA bounced back from an awful first half to beat Michigan State 68-63. The Bruins struggled early, falling behind 36-25 at halftime, but the highly touted big man Kevin Love led the Bruins back with 21 points and 11 rebounds. 

Elsewhere in men's college basketball:

  • No. 13 Duke jumped out to an early 17-point lead and withstood a comeback to defeat Illinois 79-66.
  • No. 3 Memphis cruised past Arkansas State for an easy 84-63 win.
  • 25th-ranked Florida embarrased North Florida 102-51 to open the season 5-0.