December 7, 2009

UCLA drops fifth game of the young season

UCLA lost to the No. 1 rated Kansas Jayhawks 73 to 61 in a game where Kansas led the whole game, but could not put the Bruins away. Kansas led by seven, 35 to 28 at the half but the Bruins cut the lead to 4 with 17 minutes left in the second half. Then the Jayhawks stretched the lead back to around 10 points the rest of the way and finished with the 12 point lead.

UCLA was led by Michael Roll's 16 points while Nikola Dragovic added 14 and Malcolm Lee contributed 12 points. Reeves Nelson was very strong going up against Kansas's All American center Cole Aldrich. Nelson scored nine points and got nine rebounds before he was poked in the eye and played only a few minutes in the second half. Jerime Anderson had three points, J'mison Morgan added four points and Tyler Honeycutt got three points and 6 boards in 19 minutes while making his season debut after being held out with a stress reaction in his knee. Nelson had to leave the game with his eye swollen. Coach Ben Howland said that he would have to spend the night in the emergency room.

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