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UCLA basketball: Bruins pull away for 92-60 victory over Chaminade

November 21, 2011 |  8:52 pm

It will not be a historically bad start to UCLA's season.

The Bruins shrugged off a shaky first half to pull away for a 92-60 victory over Chaminade on Monday night at the Lahaina Civic Center in the Maui Invitational for their first victory after a pair of season-opening losses.

UCLA, which has not started 0-3 since the 1940-41 season, used a 29-3 run midway through the second half to turn a tight game into a blowout. The Bruins (1-2) will play the winner of the late game between Kansas and Georgetown on Tuesday evening in a semifinal.

Guards Jerime Anderson, Tyler Lamb and Lazeric Jones combined for 52 points, with Jones leading the way with 19 points as one of five UCLA players in double figures. Anderson scored 18 points and Lamb added 15 for the Bruins, who held a 40-38 halftime lead.

Bruins forward Reeves Nelson had one point and five rebounds after sitting out the first half as punishment for missing the team bus two days earlier for the trip to Hawaii. UCLA forward Anthony Stover, making his season debut after being sidelined since late October by a shoulder injury, went scoreless but had three rebounds and two blocks.

UCLA junior forward Brendan Lane had eight points and six rebounds.

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Photo: UCLA's Anthony Stover, left, and Chaminade's Matt Cousins jump up for the tip-off during the Bruins' victory Monday. Credit: Brian Spurlock / U.S. Presswire