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Sunday, March 21, 2010
Halftime: UCLA 26, N.C. State 25

By Blair Angulo

UCLA's defense was missing for much of the first half, but when it finally arrived, the difference in intensity was palpable.

No. 8 seed UCLA closed the half on a 10-0 run to head into the break up 26-25 against No. 9 seed N.C. State in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament. The Wolfpack did not score in the final 3:18 of the half.

The Lady Bruins trailed by six with a minute and a half remaining, but a Doreena Campbell layup, a Erica Tukiainen 3-pointer and another Campbell layup gave UCLA the lead.

N.C. State led by as many as nine, but for the most part, the game has been evenly contested. Both teams have 11 turnovers and 17 rebounds.