Roll Returns To Help Bruins Defeat Humboldt St.
By Bruin Basketball Report
Senior Michael Roll scored a team-leading 17 points and sophomore Drew Gordon registered 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds to lead the UCLA men's basketball team past Humboldt State, 74-57, in an exhibition game in Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday night.
Roll finished the game shooting 6-for-12 from the field and made two of his five 3-point attempts.
Four players scored in double figures for UCLA. Along with Roll and Gordon, senior Nikola Dragovic added 13 points, and sophomore Malcolm Lee chipped in with 11 points.
Humboldt State was led by Brian Morris' 19 points and 16 rebounds. Kyle Baxter recorded 15 points for the visiting Lumberjacks.
UCLA never trailed in the exhibition contest, opening a 31-21 advantage with 6:23 to play in the first half. The Bruins entered the locker room at halftime owning a 41-34 cushion after having shot at a 54.5 percent clip (18-for-33) in the first half.
UCLA never led by fewer than seven points in the second half and opened its largest lead of the game - 17 points - in the game's final 10 seconds.
The Bruins scored 18 points off Humboldt State's 19 turnovers.
UCLA returns to action in its season opener against Cal State Fullerton on Monday, Nov. 16. Game time is 9 p.m. (PT) in Pauley Pavilion. UCLA's season opener will be televised live, nationally, by ESPN.