UCLA Dominates Idaho State, 89-49

Dec. 15, 2007

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Darren Collison scored 20 points and No. 8 UCLA trounced Idaho State 89-49 Saturday, the first time in three games the Bruins didn't have to rally to win.

Ben Howland earned his 100th victory as UCLA coach, tying him with John Wooden and Steve Lavin as the second-fastest to do so. Wooden, who won a record 10 national championships, and Lavin, who was fired, both reached the milestone in 142 games. Jim Harrick, who was fired after winning the 1995 NCAA title, hit 100 in 136 games.

Kevin Love scored 17 points and left the game with a leading nine rebounds, one short of the sixth double-double of his freshman season. Josh Shipp added 16 points for the Bruins (9-1).

Matt Stucki led the Bengals (2-7) with 15 points. Lucas Steijn added 12 and Amorrow Morgan 10. They fell to 2-20 on the road against Pac-10 teams, including 10 straight losses.

The Bruins trailed by 16 points before losing to Texas 63-61 on Dec. 2 and fell behind by 18 points before beating Davidson 75-63 last weekend.

This time, it was no contest.

UCLA raced to a 26-7 lead that included 8-0 and 12-0 spurts while shooting 56.5 percent. The Bengals were held to 32 percent shooting in the first half, when they trailed 38-21.

The start of the final 20 minutes was a repeat of the opening minutes. UCLA ran off 15 unanswered points, with Love scoring four, for a 54-25 lead on its way to the team's biggest blowout of the season.

The Bruins were 16-of-17 from the free throw line and controlled the boards, 43-24. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Alfred Aboya made all four of their free throws, while Love hit 5-of-6.