UCLA Falls At Home To Montana, 66-57

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Will Cherry scored 18 points and handed out five assists as the Montana Grizzlies topped the UCLA Bruins, 66-57, in non- conference action at Pauley Pavilion. Also having a strong game for the Grizzlies (4-3) was Brian Qvale who recorded a double-double for the visitors with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the squad won for the fourth time in the last five outings.

The Bruins (3-4) were paced by Malcolm Lee who tallied 13 points on just 4- of-12 shooting from the floor, missing all four of his attempts behind the three-point line. Tyler Honeycutt accounted for 11 points and seven rebounds, but he too had problems beyond the arc (2-of-8) and from the field overall (3- of-12) in the team's fourth consecutive loss. Qvale had a strong first half for the visitors as he posted 11 points and six rebounds for Montana, the team moving out to a 32-28 lead at the break on the strength of 44.4 percent shooting from the floor.

The Grizzlies opened up the offense in the second half, converting a sizzling 60.9 percent from the field, compared to a mere 27 percent for the Bruins in the nine-point decision. UCLA finished the night shooting just 31.3 percent from the field and 4-of-18 behind the three-point line, not to mention suffering 16 turnovers in the losing cause. The win for the Grizzlies was the first ever against UCLA in five opportunities.

For more UCLA hoops news and analysis, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Bruins Nation.

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