No. 10 Sun Devils Rout Bruins, 92-52
Jan. 18, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Danielle Orsillo scored 16 points to lead five Arizona State players in double figures and the 10th-ranked Sun Devils routed UCLA 92-52 on Thursday.
Arizona State (17-2, 7-1 Pac-10) led by as many as 24 in the first half and 44 in the second, handing UCLA (9-11, 3-5) its most one-sided loss of the season.
The Sun Devils shot 59 percent in their fifth straight win. The Bruins shot just 33 percent and committed 25 turnovers in their fourth loss in five games.
Lindsey Pluimer led UCLA with 17 points. Noelle Quinn added 13 but made just 5-of-18 shots.
It was the first meeting of the two teams since the Bruins beat Arizona State in the semifinals of last year's Pac-10 tournament.
The Sun Devils made 11 of their first 12 shots, 4-of-4 by January, to bolt to a 25-10 lead on Jill Noe's 3-pointer with 12:42 left in the half. It was never close after that.
The lead reached 37-13 after Johnson made two free throws with 4:22 to go in the half.
Seven players scored as Arizona State took a 46-23 lead at the break. Orsillo led with 10 first-half points, followed by January and Simon with eight apiece. The Sun Devils shot 56 percent in the first half (19-for-34) compared with 28 percent for the Bruins (8-for-29).
Arizona State opened the second half with a 15-4 run to make it 61-29 on Noe's two free throws 14:51 from the finish. The biggest lead was 84-42 on Johnson's two free throws with 5:31 to play.
The game began at 11 a.m., MST, as part of 'Sparky's Kids to College Field Trip,' which brought several thousand noisy fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders to watch the contest.
The victory gave Arizona State a 50-3 record in regular-season home games since the 2003-04 season. The Sun Devils' losses this year were at No. 9 Stanford and at home to No. 4 Tennessee.
UCLA's previous worst loss this season was 83-60 at Tennessee.
It was not the Sun Devils' most one-sided victory of the season. They beat Nicholls State and Washington State by 45.