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Montana State 44

(2-7, 1-4 away)

(10) UCLA 54

(7-0, 4-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, December 5, 2010

    1 2 T
    MTST 14 3044
    #10UCLA 24 3054

    Top Performers

    Montana State: C. Banis 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl

    UCLA: R. Gardner 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Rebekah Gardner, Antoyne Nyingifa lead UCLA past Montana St.

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- Rebekah Gardner scored 14 points to help UCLA (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) beat Montana State 54-44 on Sunday.

    Antoyne Nyingifa added 11 points for the Bruins (7-0), who outrebounded the Bobcats 43-29.

    Montana State (2-7) put together a 7-0 run to trim UCLA's lead to 46-40 with 4:08 left. Lyndi Seidensticker capped the surge with a 3-pointer.

    Gardner followed with consecutive layups to restore the Bruins' double-digit lead at 50-40.

    Chelsea Banis had 16 points and Katie Bussey added nine for Montana State, which stayed close despite shooting 30 percent from the field.

    UCLA opened the second half with an 8-0 run, increasing its lead to 32-14 on Markel Walker's jumper.

    The Bruins went 8 for 21 from the free-throw line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    UCLA
    Points 44 54
    FG Made-Attempted 15-50 (.300) 22-53 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 2-7 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 8-21 (.381)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    Game Leaders

     
    MTST
    UCLA
    PointsC. Banis 16R. Gardner 14
    ReboundsS. Balian 9A. Nyingifa 8
    AssistsK. Bussey 6D. Campbell 3
    StealsS. Balian 5C. Nzekwe 4
    BlocksS. Balian 2C. Costa 2

    2010-11 Season

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