Seeking their first two-game winning streak of the season, the UCLA Bruins surged ahead to a 34-28 halftime lead over the Texas Longhorns at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. UCLA scored six points off seven Texas turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.
The Bruins used a 14-6 run to turn a one-point game into a larger advantage, and at one point held the Longhorns without a made field goal for over six minutes. There was a delay of about 15 minutes in the first half as the lights went out at the Sports Arena with 3:58 remaining, at which point UCLA led 30-19. Texas outscored UCLA 9-4 in the final four minutes of the half to cut into the lead.
Lazeric Jones scored nine points to lead the Bruins, who shot 45.2% (14 for 31) in the first half. Travis Wear had eight points, two rebounds, two steals, and a block in the first half for UCLA. David Wear led the Bruins with five rebounds in the first half.
UCLA held Texas to 41.4% shooting and just 28 points in the opening 20 minutes. The Longhorns came into Saturday's game averaging 80 points per game. J`Covan Brown led Texas with 11 points in the first half.
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