ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 17: Lazeric Jones #11 of the UCLA Bruins shoots over Tyrell Corbin #2 and Ryan Howley #24 of the UC Davis Aggies during the first half at Honda Center on December 17, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

UCLA Bruins Defeat UC Irvine Anteaters In Blowout Fashion 89-60

The Bruins dominated the Anteaters on Tuesday night.

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UCLA vs. UC Irvine Score: Bruins Dominate Anteaters In 89-60 Victory

The UCLA Bruins took advantage of a struggling UC Irvine team on Tuesday night and cruised to a much-needed 89-60 victory at Sports Arena. The win improves the Bruins to 6-5 on the season and served as a nice tune-up game before conference play begins next week.

The Bruins were led by Norman Powell, who scored 19 points and hit four 3-pointers in just 21 minutes of played. He hauled in seven rebounds and dished out three assists as well. Tyler Lamb gave the Anteaters fits with his versatility and athleticism and ended with 17 points and four steals. Josh Smith scored 12 and brought down seven rebounds, while David Wear (12 points, nine rebounds) came up a rebound short of a double-double.

The Bruins shot nearly 55% from the floor, hit 9 of 18 from behind the arc and forced 13 turnovers.

UC Irvine never had much of a chance on Tuesday night and saw just two players (Chris McNealy, Daman Starring) reached double figures in points. They were out-rebounded 39 to 22.

With the victory, the Bruins now move on to the Richmond Spiders, who will come to SoCal on Friday night. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. For more on UCLA, head on over to Bruins Nation.


UCLA Vs. UC Irvine Basketball: Game Time, TV & Radio Information, And More

The UCLA Bruins have a pair of home games before Christmas break and before conference play begins on December 29. The Bruins can move above .500 for the first time all season with a win Tuesday night over the UC Irvine Anteaters. Here are the relevant details for Tuesday's contest:

Records: UCLA (5-5); UCLA (8-2)

Location: Los Angeles Sports Arena

Time: 7:32 p.m. PST tip-off

TV: Prime Ticket, with Joel Meyers on play-by-play, Don MacLean as analyst, and Courtney Brown on the sideline

Radio: KLAC 570 AM and Sirius channel 92, with Chris Roberts on play-by-play and Tracy Murray as analyst

Streaks: UCLA has won three straight games; UC Irvine has lost three straight

Mr. Jones: Lazeric Jones led the Bruins in scoring for four straight games before settling for 12 points in Saturday's win over UC Davis. On the season, the senior guard leads the team in points, assists, and steals.

Road Woes: UC Irvine is 0-5 on the road this season and has lost 11 straight road games dating back to last season.

Three-Point Barrage: Junior forward Michael Wilder has hit 27 threes in the first 10 games on the season, and he and junior guard Daman Starring have combined to hit 42 of 98 shots (42.9%) from three-point range this year.

Series History: UCLA is 6-2 all-time against UCI, and have won their last five meetings. UCLA beat UC Irvine 74-73 at Pauley Pavilion last season.

For more UCLA basketball news and analysis, be sure to read Bruins Nation.


UCLA Basketball: Bruins Can Eclipse .500 With Win Over UC Irvine

The Bruins are 6-2 all-time against UC Irvine and have won the last five straight meetings, including a 74-73 triumph last season at Pauley Pavilion.

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