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Moses leads No. 21 UCLA to 95-58 rout of Saint Francis (Pa.)

LOS ANGELES (AP) It was a tale of two halves for No. 20 UCLA. Moses Brown was dominant in both.

The 7-foot-1 freshman had 23 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks to help the Bruins pull away from Saint Francis of Pennsylvania for a 95-58 victory on Friday night.

''I wish I had him longer than what I'm going to have him because he's special,'' UCLA coach Steve Alford said.

Brown recorded his third double-double in as many games, becoming the first freshman to accomplish the feat for the Bruins. Brown notched the milestone in the first half.

That's when the Bruins (3-0) trailed by nine points and starters Jaylen Hands and Kris Wilkes failed to score. UCLA was a dramatically different team over the final 20 minutes.

''The second 20 was the best we've played to date,'' Alford said.

The Bruins opened on a 26-9 run, punctuating the spurt with five consecutive dunks - two each by Brown and Hands and one by Wilkes - that extended their lead to 62-37.

''When you have a player like that you got to use him as much as possible,'' reserve Jules Bernard said of Brown.

Brown got things started by dunking on an alley-oop pass from Wilkes. His second jam was off a pass by Hands from the top of the key. Hands stole the ball and got out on a fast break before throwing the ball down with one hand as part of the sequence, drawing raucous cheers.

Just in case fans hadn't seen enough highlight moves, Prince Ali came up with a flying one-hand dunk that made it 79-46. Jalen Hill threw one down, too.

''It gets our adrenaline up and our energy flowing,'' said Bernard, who had 18 points. ''It makes us less tired when we're on defensive end.''

Reserve Chris Smith added 15 points. Wilkes and Ali finished with 14 points each. The Bruins had 13 blocked shots and seven steals.

''Mo's presence is huge. He's got great timing,'' Alford said. ''He had eight blocks and I bet he changed another eight shots.''

Jamaal King and Isaiah Blackmon led Saint Francis (1-2) with nine points each. Keith Braxton had 11 rebounds.

The Red Flash jumped on the Bruins at the start, racing to an 11-2 lead. They led 29-28 late in the first half.

''The first half we really executed the game plan and then we let them have too many offensive rebounds,'' Saint Francis coach Rob Krimmel said. ''The second half they really willed their way.''

BIG PICTURE

Saint Francis: The Red Flash opened a brutal stretch in which they play three straight ranked opponents on the road. Next up is No. 7 North Carolina on Monday, followed by No. 16 Virginia Tech on Nov. 24. They own a 49-game skid against ranked opponents that dates to Jan. 25, 1959, when Saint Francis beat St. Bonaventure 92-81. Away from the Top 25, they won 18 games last season, their most since winning the NEC championship in 1990-91.

UCLA: The Bruins have to get their act together quickly with their first ranked opponents awaiting them next week in Las Vegas. After blowing out Fort Wayne by 25 points in their opener, they stumbled at times against Long Beach State before winning by 11 and got bogged down early by the Red Flash.

HE SAID IT

''He's like a young giraffe. As he matures, you're going to see him get even more fluid.'' - Alford on Brown.

UP NEXT

Saint Francis: At No. 7 North Carolina on Monday.

UCLA: Plays No. 11 Michigan State on Thanksgiving to open the Las Vegas Invitational.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Jordan Forehand made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ramiir Dixon-Conover 24.0
+ 3 David Singleton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Smith 40.0
  Defensive rebound by Jules Bernard 56.0
  Ramiir Dixon-Conover missed jump shot 58.0
  Turnover on Kenneth Nwuba 1:08
  Offensive foul on Kenneth Nwuba 1:08
+ 2 Ramiir Dixon-Conover made jump shot 1:24
  Defensive rebound by Myles Thompson 1:32
  Chris Smith missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:32
+ 1 Chris Smith made 1st of 2 free throws 1:32
  Shooting foul on Precious Ikediashi 1:32
Team Stats
Points 58 95
Field Goals 22-72 (30.6%) 40-70 (57.1%)
3-Pointers 6-22 (27.3%) 7-19 (36.8%)
Free Throws 8-16 (50.0%) 8-16 (50.0%)
Total Rebounds 44 53
Offensive 15 14
Defensive 22 31
Team 7 8
Assists 7 18
Steals 4 7
Blocks 3 13
Turnovers 14 6
Fouls 24 15
Technicals 0 0
9 PTS, 7 REB
23 PTS, 14 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo St. Fran.-Pa. 1-2 292958
home team logo 20 UCLA 3-0 365995
Team Stats
away team logo St. Fran.-Pa. 1-2 76.3 PPG 40.9 RPG 12.5 APG
home team logo 20 UCLA 3-0 78.2 PPG 44.2 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
3
J. King G 15.5 PPG 2.3 RPG 4.1 APG 43.7 FG%
1
M. Brown C 9.7 PPG 8.3 RPG 0.3 APG 60.7 FG%
Top Scorers
J. King G 9 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
M. Brown C 23 PTS 14 REB 1 AST
30.6 FG% 57.1
27.3 3PT FG% 36.8
50.0 FT% 50.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. King 9 2 2 3/11 2/4 1/2 3 25 0 0 2 0 2
L. Laporal 8 3 1 4/8 0/0 0/0 3 20 0 0 2 3 0
A. Wolford 7 3 0 2/7 1/5 2/5 0 26 0 0 0 1 2
K. Braxton 7 11 2 2/11 0/4 3/4 1 28 2 1 3 2 9
M. Thompson 7 3 1 3/10 1/4 0/1 2 22 2 0 4 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. King 9 2 2 3/11 2/4 1/2 3 25 0 0 2 0 2
L. Laporal 8 3 1 4/8 0/0 0/0 3 20 0 0 2 3 0
A. Wolford 7 3 0 2/7 1/5 2/5 0 26 0 0 0 1 2
K. Braxton 7 11 2 2/11 0/4 3/4 1 28 2 1 3 2 9
M. Thompson 7 3 1 3/10 1/4 0/1 2 22 2 0 4 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Blackmon 9 7 0 3/9 1/3 2/4 4 20 0 0 2 5 2
M. Flagg 4 5 0 2/6 0/0 0/0 4 15 0 1 0 3 2
J. Forehand 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Kuzavas 2 2 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 5 13 0 1 1 1 1
R. Dixon-Conover 2 0 1 1/6 0/1 0/0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
R. Gaskins Jr. 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 0 1
D. Henry 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
P. Ikediashi 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
A. Labriola 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Klebon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Meredith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Vallien - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Laskey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 58 37 7 22/72 6/22 8/16 24 200 4 3 14 15 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Brown 23 14 1 11/14 0/0 1/3 1 29 0 8 1 7 7
P. Ali 14 2 2 6/10 2/4 0/2 2 25 3 2 0 0 2
K. Wilkes 14 1 2 6/13 2/5 0/1 2 27 0 1 0 1 0
J. Hands 4 2 4 2/8 0/2 0/0 0 21 1 0 1 0 2
J. Hill 4 7 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 1 21 0 0 2 3 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Brown 23 14 1 11/14 0/0 1/3 1 29 0 8 1 7 7
P. Ali 14 2 2 6/10 2/4 0/2 2 25 3 2 0 0 2
K. Wilkes 14 1 2 6/13 2/5 0/1 2 27 0 1 0 1 0
J. Hands 4 2 4 2/8 0/2 0/0 0 21 1 0 1 0 2
J. Hill 4 7 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 1 21 0 0 2 3 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bernard 18 8 3 7/10 2/4 2/3 3 24 0 1 0 2 6
C. Smith 15 4 3 6/11 0/2 3/5 1 25 2 0 0 1 3
D. Singleton 3 4 3 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 19 1 0 0 0 4
A. Dodson 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
K. Nwuba 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 7 0 1 2 0 2
A. Olesinski - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Wulff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Riley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wallace - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Campbell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. O'Neal - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 95 45 18 40/70 7/19 8/16 15 200 7 13 6 14 31