UCLA Cruises in Exhibition Opener over Cal Poly Pomona, 73-43

Nov. 2, 2006

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Los Angeles - Junior guard Arron Afflalo registered game-highs of 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and sophomore forward Josh Shipp added 16 points to lead UCLA past Cal Poly Pomona, 73-43, in an exhibition game Thursday night in Pauley Pavilion.

Afflalo and Shipp each shot 6-for-12 from the field to lead the Bruins. Sophomore center Alfred Aboya chipped in 10 points and three rebounds. Sophomore forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added five points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

UCLA led the entire game and used a 9-0 run in the game's first 3:25 to take a 12-3 lead. The Bruins shot 55.6 percent (15-27) from the field in the first half, held the visiting Broncos to 8-of-25 shooting and caused nine turnovers.

Sophomore forward Ryan Wright's free throw with 2:48 remaining in the first half gave UCLA a 19-point advantage, its largest first-half lead. The Bruins led 42-25 at halftime.

UCLA used an 11-0 run in the first eight minutes of the second half, giving the Bruins a 55-29 advantage. The Bruins led by 35 points - their largest lead of the night - after freshman forward James Keefe made a free throw with 2:17 to play. UCLA limited Cal Poly Pomona to 18 second-half points.

The Bruins return to action Thursday, Nov. 9, against Humboldt State in their final preseason exhibition game. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

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