Bruins Hold Off DePaul, 94-88
Feb. 10, 2001
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Jason Kapono tied a career-high with 28 points and UCLA beat DePaul 94-88 Saturday.
Earl Watson added 20 points before fouling out for the Bruins (15-6), who have won 11 of 13 after starting the season 2-3. Billy Knight had 18, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range for UCLA, which was 11-of-17 from beyond the arc. Kapono had a game-high 11 rebounds.
Imari Sawyer scored a season-high 24 for the Blue Demons (11-12), who have lost 8 of 11.
UCLA quickly buried the Blue Demons, as Kapono made three 3-pointers during a 12-0 run which put the Bruins up for good, 25-11.
The Bruins' lead to as much as 19 points in the first half. DePaul put together a small run but still trailed 45-34 at the half.
The Blue Demons got within 46-40 early into the second half. But UCLA responded with a 24-9 run, as Knight hit three 3's during the stretch.
With 6:45 left, UCLA center Dan Gadzuric was helped off the court with an ankle injury, and the Blue Demons used to lapse in momentum to make a charge.
Rashon Burno's five quick points led a 24-10 DePaul rally to cut the margin to 80-73.
The Bruins made 14 of 16 foul shots down the stretch to hold on.
T.J. Cummings, whose father Terry starred for DePaul in the early 1980s, scored 10 points in a rare start.