UCLA OWNS ASU : BRUINS DISPLAY DOMINATING PACE UCLA 79, ASU 62.Byline: Jon Wilner Daily News Staff Writer
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX since 1989, Jim Harrick's first year as coach, and it was on display Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, informally and commonly known as Pauley Pavilion, is an indoor arena located on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. It is home to the UCLA Bruins men's and women's basketball teams. The men's and women's volleyball teams also play here. .
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The frenetic pace proved to UCLA's liking once again, as the Bruins cruised to a 79-62 victory.
It was UCLA's sixth victory in seven games. At 4-1 in the conference (and 9-4 overall), the Bruins are a half-game ahead of Arizona, which visits Pauley Pavilion on Saturday.
Already thin, the Bruins were nearly transparent without forward Kris Johnson, who did not practice this week because of a sprained right ankle.
Wednesday, coach Steve Lavin Steve Lavin (born September 4,1964), a San Francisco, California native is a former college basketball coach and current ABC and ESPN TV analyst. As UCLA head basketball coach from 1996-2003, Lavin compiled a record of 145-78. said Johnson was 80 percent and ``had the look in his eyes that he'll play.'' Johnson, the Bruins' fourth-leading scorer at 12 points per game, participated in the shootaround Thursday, but the ankle was too sore for competition.
His absence altered Lavin's rotation. Center Jelani McCoy Jelani Marwan McCoy (born December 6 1977 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player. A 6'10" power forward, he played in the NBA from 1998-2005 for the Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Atlanta Hawks. returned to the starting lineup For the line of action figures, see .
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Each contributed - Myers with a rebound and few free throws, Loyd with a 3-pointer - but it was clear Lavin needed major minutes, and top performances, from each starter.
They did not disappoint.
Toby Bailey John Garfield "Toby" Bailey (born November 19 1975 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at UCLA and was one of the stars of their 1995 National Championship team. , who was shooting 30 percent from 3-point range, made 4 of 6 and scored 14 points in the first half.
McCoy, who has played with more intensity but less emotion since Stanford, had nine rebounds in the first half - one more than ASU's team total.
Cameron Dollar added three assists and two steals. Charles O'Bannon had six points. Only J.R. Henderson, in early foul trouble, was ineffective.
But the most impressive aspect of UCLA's play, by far, was its ball movement. After weeks of hearing Lavin scream ``swing the ball,'' the Bruins did just that. They whipped it around the perimeter, into the lane and out, over ASU's zone and through it, just as they do in the grueling 60-point drill in practice.
It was almost Kansas-esque.
For UCLA, the game started in familiar fashion - with a spate of turnovers - and when Lavin called a 20-second timeout with ASU leading 7-2, the crowd booed.
But the Bruins found their rhythm quickly, and the turnovers diminished. Bailey and O'Bannon made two jumpers apiece, and soon UCLA had a 14-12 lead.
The pace was speedy throughout. As usual, Arizona State shot early in its possessions and had no presence inside; even its center, Rodger Farrington, hoisted 15-footers.
The misses turned into UCLA fast breaks and its most aggressive play since facing the overmatched states - Jackson State and Morgan State - in December.
In one sequence, O'Bannon dribble through ASU's defense and tried a full-extension slam. The ball bounded to Bailey on the perimeter. He penetrated into the lane, drew the defense to him, then passed to McCoy on the right baseline for a tomahawk tomahawk [from an Algonquian dialect of Virginia], hatchet generally used by Native North Americans as a hand weapon and as a missile. The earliest tomahawks were made of stone, with one edge or two edges sharpened (sometimes the stone was globe shaped). jam.
The Bruins took control with four minutes left in the first half and a 35-29 lead. The 7-0 surge began with a Myers layup. After two Dollar free throws and an O'Bannon turnover, McCoy's jam sent the student section into a frenzy.
McCoy finished the first-half scoring with another dunk, this one following an O'Bannon miss.
Photo: UCLA center Jelani McCoy, left, pulls down a defensive rebound while teammate Toby Bailey, center, fends off two ASU players.