Things were going so well for the UCLA Bruins in the first half on Saturday. Through the first 16 minutes of the game, the Bruins held a 30-19 lead over the Texas Longhorns and looked like a team ready to turn around its season. Then the lights went out, literally.
After a 15-minute delay at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, the game resumed and it was never the same. Texas scored the final five points of the first half to cut the Bruins' lead to six points, then blew out UCLA in the second half for a 69-59 win. The Bruins are now 2-5 on the season.
Lazeric Jones led UCLA with 21 points and grabbed five rebounds. He also made eight of 13 field goals for the Bruins, who shot just 30.8% in the second half (eight for 26). Travis Wear added 13 points and four rebounds for the Bruins.
J`Covan Brown scored 22 points to lead the Longhorns, who outrebounded the Bruins 34-30. Texas shot 70.8% in the second half, making 17 of 24 field goals. Myck Kabongo scored 13 points, dished out eight assists, and had five rebounds for Texas.
UCLA is off for a week before hosting the Penn Quakers next Saturday afternoon at Honda Center in Anaheim.
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