The UCLA Bruins are in search of their first win against a Division I opponent this season, and in the first half Monday night it looked like they might get it. The Bruins went on a 20-2 run and took a 28-11 lead over the Pepperdine Waves into halftime at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
In their now nine halves against Division one opponents this season, the Bruins (1-4) have outscored their opponent in only two halves, including Monday night.
With 11:21 left in the first half, the Waves led an ugly game 7-6. But UCLA went on their 20-2 run and kept their 17-point margin into the break. Both David Wear and Travis Wear scored six points apiece to lead the Bruins, who shot 44.0% from the field (11 for 25). Travis Wear also pulled down 10 rebounds.
UCLA held the Waves to 26.3% shooting (five for 19) from the field, including missing all three shots from beyond the arc. Corbin Moore led the Waves with six points and four rebounds in the first half, making three of his first four shots.
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