Bruins Overpower Wolverines at Home, 92-55
Dec. 23, 2006
LOS ANGELES (AP) - No. 1 UCLA proved to be prepared for a highly regarded opponent. And Michigan showed it's not ready for prime time.
The Bruins, who had struggled at times against several outmanned opponents, are off to their best start since the 1994-95 season, when they won their first 13 games en route to a 32-1 record and their most recent national championship.
Michigan (11-2) is off to its best start in 14 years, but the Wolverines were playing just their third road game. And they have beaten only two teams -- Davidson and Harvard -- with winning records.
Courtney Sims scored 13 points and Lester Abram added 11 for Michigan, which shot 46 percent (23-of-50) but committed a season-high 23 turnovers.
UCLA shot 33-of-56, including 11-of-20 from 3-point range, and outrebounded the Wolverines 28-24.