Friday , Dec , 30 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bruins trounce Cardinal in Pac-10 opener

=== Bruins trounce Cardinal in Pac-10 opener ===

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Arron Afflalo poured in a game-high 23
points to lead the 11th-ranked UCLA Bruins to a 71-54 victory over the
Stanford Cardinal in Pac-10 action from Pauley Pavilion.

Afflalo finished the game 7-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-5 from long range,
as UCLA (11-1, 1-0 Pac-10) won its eighth straight contest. Luc Richard Mbah a
Moute notched a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Josh Shipp
chipped in 11 points in the winning effort.

Matt Haryasz paced the Cardinal (4-5, 0-1) in defeat with 13 points and seven
rebounds. Mitch Johnson contributed eight points off the bench, as Stanford
saw its two-game win streak come to an end.

UCLA opened the game with an 18-1 run, as it took a commanding 38-19 lead into
the break. The Bruins shot a scorching 60.0 percent from the floor in the
first half, while Stanford made just 20.0 percent of its field goal attempts.

In the second half, the Bruins connected on 42.9 percent of their shots from
the field, as they cruised to the 17-point victory.

UCLA was able to overcome 18 turnovers by holding Stanford to a dismal 29.2
percent shooting effort from the floor in the game.

Game Notes

The Bruins had lost eight straight home games to Stanford and six in a row
overall before tonight’s win…At 11-1, UCLA is off to its best start since
its national championship season of 1994-95…UCLA forward Cedric Bozeman
missed the game after tearing cartilage in his left shoulder at practice
on Tuesday…Jordan Farmar sprained his right ankle midway through the second
half and did not return for the Bruins…With the loss, Stanford dropped to
8-3 in its last 11 Pac-10 openers.