UCLA Wins Laugher Over MVSU

Bruins cruise to 70-29 first-round romp
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2008 1:11 AM CDT
UCLA's Kevin Love (42) pulls downs an offensive rebound against Mississippi Valley State's Chris Watson (15) and Dwayne Harmason last night in the Bruins 70-29 win.    (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
camera-icon View 4 more images

(Newser) – UCLA jumped out to a 16-2 lead on Mississippi Valley State last night and that was the fun part for the Delta Devils, reports the Los Angeles Times. Kevin Love led the top-seeded Bruins with 20 points as they cruised to a 70-29 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins blocked 14 shots.

The 29 points were three off the Delta Devils all-time low, set earlier this year in a 71-26 loss to Washington State. All this and the Bruins (32-3) rested ailing starters Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who has a sore ankle, and Love, who even while scoring his 20 rested his bad back for most of the game. Larry Cox led the Delta Devils (17-16) with eight points.