Coming off a loss to Cal Poly, the UCLA Bruins were in need of a bounce back performance and they got it in the form of a dominating 82-56 win against Cal State Northridge on Wednesday.
The Bruins started out slow and trailed early on, but took off with just over 10 minutes to play in the first half. With the score tied 14-14, UCLA went on a 14-3 run to build a double digit lead. UCLA was able to maintain that lead through the rest of the half and led 38-24 at halftime.
UCLA didn't waste any time putting the game away in the second half as the Bruins opened on a 13-2 run to go up by 25 points. Cal State Northridge didn't get closer than 19 points the rest of the way. UCLA played well at both ends of the floor, shooting 53.1 percent while limiting Cal State Northridge to 32.9 percent shooting.
Norman Powell led the Bruins with 17 points off the bench while Kyle Anderson, Travis Wear and Shabazz Muhammad also scored in double figures. Larry Drew II scored just four points, but dished out a season-high 13 assists.