UCLA Cruises Past Oregon State

84-49 win over worst in conference no surprise
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 5:12 AM CST
UCLA's Alfred Aboya, left, dunks in the face of Oregon State's Omari Johnson during the first half of their basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Sixth-ranked UCLA felt strong going into last night's game against Oregon State, the worst team in the Pac-10 Conference. The score bore out that confidence, as the Bruins decimated the Beavers 84-49 without tiring any starters. No UCLA player exceeded 29 minutes; Kevin Love put in only 21 and almost had a double-double out of it, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Love's 11 points and nine rebounds took second stage this time to Russell Westbrook's 17 points and seven assists, and Darren Collison's 14 points and nine assists. The Bruins shot 55% from the field, a rate feat that devastated the Beavers, with their 35% shooting and team-high 10 points from Josh Tarver. UCLA now has a one-game lead over Stanford in the conference.