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UCLA Basketball: Bruins Smash UNLV in the Closed Scrimmage

Several internet sources are reporting that UCLA walloped the Running Rebels with the starters all having big games.

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Jeff Gross

It was supposed to be a closed or "secret" scrimmage, but 247Sports and Jeff Borzello of ESPN are reporting that UCLA beat UNLV 101-60 at Pauley Saturday afternoon. There were many bright spots:  UCLA out-rebounded UNLV 48-28, Norman Powell had 31 points and apparently all the starters had big games. No mention of the bench in the tweets.

USA Today ranks UNLV #36 compared to UCLA at #33. Like the Bruins, the Running Rebels returned only one starter and are trying to integrate a heralded freshman class.

Although officiated, a scrimmage is not the same a regular season or even exhibition game. Their are no fans, and not much on the line. Further, the coaches (in my experience) sometimes discuss tactics and rotations before and during the scrimmage. Digging through the tweets, this much is rumored: that the teams played an additional 15 minutes after the 40 minute regulation time.