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UCLA basketball: Bruins lead UC Irvine, 42-28, at halftime

42-28as the Bruins lead UC Irvine at halftimeon Tuesday night at the Sports Arena.UCLA is on pace to raise its record to above .500 for the first time this season

Full UCLA LOGOUCLA is on pace to raise its record above .500 for the first time this season, as the Bruins lead UC Irvine at halftime, 42-28, on Tuesday night at the Sports Arena.

The Bruins started the game sluggish, missing free throws and getting out-hustled for rebounds.

But behind their guards, the Bruins mounted an 18-3 run.

All but two of those points were scored by Norman Powell or Lazeric Jones, who each had eight during the run that gave UCLA a 28-15 lead with 7:15 left in the first half.

Powell hit a pair of three-point shots and Jones twice slashed to the basket for close-range shots. Later, Jerime Anderson and Tyler Lamb knocked down three-point shots to help put UCLA ahead, 40-23.

UCLA made five of nine shots from beyond the arc in the first half and shot 48% overall. 

Travis Wear returned after missing two games with a skin infection on his left foot and the Bruins' sophomore forward has two points and a rebound. His twin brother, David, scored eight.

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