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

Friday night.

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

assists.

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

finish.

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

bench.

UCLA outscored Northridge 37-9 to open the game and build its

largest lead of the half.