UCLA 83, CS Northridge 50
Lazeric Jones scored 15 points in his Division I debut and UCLA
routed Cal State Northridge 83-50 in the teams’ season opener
Jones, a junior college transfer from Chicago, started at point
guard, a job he took away from Jerime Anderson. Jones was 6 of 7
from the floor, hit both of his 3-point attempts and had four
Reeves Nelson added 17 points and Tyler Honeycutt had 16 points
and six rebounds for the Bruins, who opened last season with a
double-overtime loss to Cal State Fullerton on their way to a 14-17
Rashaun McLemore was the only Northridge player in double
figures with 10 points.
The Bruins led by 41 points – their largest lead – with seven
minutes remaining. From there, coach Ben Howland cleared his
UCLA outscored Northridge 37-9 to open the game and build its
largest lead of the half.