UCLA Wins Laugher Over MVSU

Bruins cruise to 70-29 first-round romp
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 1:11 AM CDT
UCLA Wins Laugher Over MVSU
UCLA's Kevin Love (42) pulls downs an offensive rebound against Mississippi Valley State's Chris Watson (15) and Dwayne Harmason last night in the Bruins 70-29 win.    (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

UCLA jumped out to a 16-2 lead on Mississippi Valley State last night and that was the fun part for the Delta Devils, reports the Los Angeles Times. Kevin Love led the top-seeded Bruins with 20 points as they cruised to a 70-29 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins blocked 14 shots.

The 29 points were three off the Delta Devils all-time low, set earlier this year in a 71-26 loss to Washington State. All this and the Bruins (32-3) rested ailing starters Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who has a sore ankle, and Love, who even while scoring his 20 rested his bad back for most of the game. Larry Cox led the Delta Devils (17-16) with eight points. (More NCAA stories.)

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