Bruins dominate Tigers to advance to NCAA championship
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored 17
points and grabbed nine rebounds, as the UCLA Bruins punched their ticket into
the national championship game after dominating the Louisiana State Tigers,
59-45, in a Final Four matchup at the RCA Dome.
Jordan Farmar netted 12 points for the Bruins (32-6), who extended the
nation’s longest current win streak to 12 games while advancing to the title
game for the first time since 1995, which is also the last time UCLA won a
Arron Afflalo added nine points in the second-seeded Bruins’ 16th Final Four
UCLA will now meet Florida in Monday’s title game after the Gators defeated
darling George Mason, 73-58, earlier Saturday. The Bruins will be seeking
their 12th NCAA title.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis paced the Tigers (27-9) with 14 points while Tasmin
Mitchell added 12 points in the loss.
Darrel Mitchell contributed eight points for fourth-seeded LSU, which was
playing in its first Final Four contest since the school made it as an 11th
seed in 1986.
After defeating Iona and Texas A&M earlier in the NCAA Tournament, LSU downed
both top-seeded Duke and second-seeded Texas to reach the tourney’s semis.
However, the Tigers fell to 0-4 all-time in the Final Four.
LSU has also lost all eight of its meetings with UCLA.