CORVALLIS, Ore.(AP) -- Nikki Blue had 17 points, 10 assists and
six steals, and Lisa Willis added 13 points, 12 rebounds and five
steals to lead UCLA over Oregon State 74-54 on Saturday night.
UCLA (13-7, 7-4 Pac-10) missed 12 of its first 13 shots and fell
behind 10-2. But the Bruins crashed the offensive boards, fixed
their shot selection and promptly went on a 20-4 run to take
Casey Bunn had 15 points for the Beavers (5-15, 1-10), who have
lost nine of their last ten games. Anita Rivera added 10 points off
the bench for the Beavers, who missed 16 of 18 3-point attempts.
UCLA established a 35-20 lead at the break and then scored the
first nine points of the second half to turn the game into a rout.
The Bruins led by 32 points at one point before letting their
reserves finish up.
The Bruins won 73-45 when the two teams met Jan. 2 in Los
Shannon Howell, Oregon State's leading scorer with a 16-point
average, shot 2-of-12 from the field and finished with just nine
The Beavers are tied for last place in the conference with
Washington State, which is also the only Pac-10 team they have
beaten this year.