The UCLA men’s basketball team stayed fresh over the finals week break from games, running away to a 46-23 lead over Prairie View A&M in the first half Saturday night.
The Bruins shot 59 percent in the first half, led by freshman swingman Shabazz Muhammad, who had 13 points in 13 minutes on 5-of-7 shooting.
On the defensive end, the team’s man-to-man defense looks to have improved after a week of practice devoted to it. The Panthers shot 29 percent and turned the ball over nine times.UCLA also collected six steals and eight blocks in a swarming defensive effort.
Freshman guard Jordan Adams has eight points for UCLA. Sophomore guard Norman Powell added six points, throwing down two straight dunks during one stretch of play. Powell made a highlight reel play by converting on a backdoor alley-oop dunk attempt after sneaking behind the Panthers’ zone defense.
Compiled by Ryan Menezes, Bruin Sports senior staff.