Scores

Final

Pepperdine 69

(0-2, 0-2 away)

UCLA 79

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

11:00 PM ET, November 15, 2010

Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

1 2 T
PEPP 34 3569
UCLA 36 4379

Top Performers

Pepperdine: K. Bell 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

UCLA: R. Nelson 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Reeves Nelson's double-double helps UCLA to victory

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Reeves Nelson had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and UCLA took control with a 26-2 run over both halves to beat Pepperdine 79-69 in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday night.

The Bruins (2-0) advanced to play Pacific (2-0) on Tuesday night at Pauley Pavilion. The Tigers defeated Nevada 64-53. The winner of the West regional earns a trip to New York for the semifinals Nov. 24.

Nevada (1-1) and Pepperdine (0-2) will play Tuesday.

Tyler Honeycutt added 16 points, Joshua Smith and Lazeric Jones 13 each for the Bruins. Starting guard Malcolm Lee hurt his left ankle in the first half and didn't return.

Keion Bell scored 24 points off the bench for Pepperdine. Mychel Thompson had all of his 11 points in the first half.

After trailing by eight, the Bruins put together their big run to take a 52-36 lead.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

ESPNLosAngeles.com 

Team Stat Comparison

 
PEPP
UCLA
Points 69 79
FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 30-57 (.526)
3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 5-16 (.313)
FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 14-25 (.560)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 10

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Nov 15, 2010 @UCLA 79, PEPP 69Recap