UCLA Cruises in Exhibition Opener over Carleton, 78-51

Nov. 4, 2005

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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.

Sophomores Jordan Farmar and Josh Shipp, and senior Michael Fey, three starters from last season, were all held out of action to nurse injuries.

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.

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