No. 17 UCLA Defeats Pepperdine, 71-52

Nov. 23, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forward Drew Gordon scored 18 points and guard Michael Roll added 17 as UCLA overcame Pepperdine 71-52 Monday night.

The Bruins (2-1) were up by only five points midway through the second half when they went on a 16-4 run to pull away from the Waves.

UCLA guard Michael Roll (20) and Pepperdine forward Mychel Thompson (15) watch a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Los Angeles.

The Bruins were playing their second consecutive game without suspended forward Nikola Dragovic, their only returning starter. Gordon added nine rebounds and Roll, who hit five 3-pointers, had five assists. Guard Malcolm Lee added 13 points for the Bruins.

Pepperdine (1-3) was led by guard Keion Bell?s 22 points, but no other Wave reached double figures in scoring.

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