UCLA Cruises in Exhibition Opener over Carleton, 78-51
Nov. 4, 2005
Los Angeles - UCLA sat out three starters due to injury in its preseason opener, but that mattered little. The Bruins cruised to a 78-51 win over Carleton University of Canada in an exhibition game on Friday night in Pauley Pavilion.
Senior center Ryan Hollins led the Bruins with 14 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field, and freshman guard Darren Collison chipped in 13 points and five assists in a start. Sophomore guard Arron Afflalo added 12 points and six rebounds.
Stuart Turnbull would lead Carleton with 15 points.
UCLA jumped out to an early 13-2 lead in the first four minutes of the game and never looked back. The Bruins shot 48.1 percent (13-27) from the field in the first half, while holding Carleton to 8-of-25 shooting and causing 13 turnovers.
An Afflalo trey at the 2:58 mark in the first half gave the Bruins their biggest lead of the game at 35-15, and would lead 37-22 at the half.
The Bruins would pull away from the Ravens even more in the second half by shooting 64 percent (16-25) from the field, and would lead by as many as 31 points for much of the final seven minutes of the game. UCLA out-rebounded Carleton 40-to-32, but turned the ball over 18 times.
UCLA will play next on Thursday, Nov. 10 in an exhibition game against Cal State Monterey Bay in Pauley Pavilion at 7:30 p.m.