No. 2 Bruins Drop Road Contest at West Virginia, 70-65

Feb. 10, 2007

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Alex Ruoff scored 18 points and West Virginia withstood two rallies by No. 2 UCLA in the second half to beat the Bruins 70-65 on Saturday.

For the second straight season, UCLA (21-3, 10-2 Pac-10) couldn't recover from a double-digit deficit against the Mountaineers. All three UCLA losses have come on the road this season. This was the first to a non-conference opponent.

Arron Afflalo had 27 points and nine rebounds for UCLA, which was without Darren Collison, the team's third-leading scorer who hurt his left shoulder in a 5-point win over USC on Wednesday night.

Frank Young added 14 points and freshman Da'Sean Butler had 13 for West Virginia (19-5, 7-4 Big East).

Hundreds of gold-and-blue clad fans stormed the court and the loudspeakers blared John Denver's 'Country Roads' after the final buzzer.

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