Scores

Final

Pacific 44

(2-1, 1-1 away)

UCLA 57

(3-0, 3-0 home)

11:30 PM ET, November 16, 2010

Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

1 2 T
PAC 24 2044
UCLA 40 1757

Top Performers

Pacific: S. Willard 18 Pts, 14 Reb

UCLA: R. Nelson 21 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Reeves Nelson's double-double lifts UCLA past Pacific

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Reeves Nelson tied his career-high with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and UCLA overcame a poor shooting second half to defeat Pacific 57-44 in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday night.

The Bruins (3-0) earned a trip to New York City for next week's semifinals as the winner of the West regional, having beaten Pepperdine a night earlier.

Tyler Honeycutt added 15 points and 15 rebounds for UCLA, which improved to 6-1 over Pacific in the teams' first meeting since 1972.

Sam Willard had 18 points and 14 rebounds for Pacific (2-1), which never got closer than nine points in the second half despite aggressively driving to the basket and stepping up its defense.

The Bruins went about 4 1/2 minutes without scoring a basket to start the second half. The Tigers twice closed within nine on scores by Willard, who scored 10 points in the final 20 minutes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PAC
UCLA
Points 44 57
FG Made-Attempted 15-60 (.250) 24-51 (.471)
3P Made-Attempted 3-23 (.130) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 4-7 (.571)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 17

2010-11 Season

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