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UCLA 86 UC Berkeley 66: Bruins Crush Bears by the Bay

Recap of UCLA's trashing of UC Berkeley in Bruins' first game of 2013-14 Bay Area trip.

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Kyle Anderson led his Bruins up to Berkeley and went on to demolish a group of hapless Bears at Haas Pavilion. The soon to be Pac-12 MVP methodically dismantled Mike Montgomery's team by a score of 86-66. Here is the boxscore.

Jordan Adams led the scoring (thankfully he seems to be coming out of his sophomore season slump at the right time) as he finished with 28 points. He also had 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. But it was Anderson was once again who provided the spark that got the Bruins up early and in full control of the game. He finished the night with 11 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals.

This was UCLA's biggest win of this year. I think arguably this is UCLA's only significant win of this season. Well, I am being somewhat charitable because UC Berkeley looks to be a pretty underwhelming and mediocre program this year. Still, it's always good to get a win in Haas.

It is also becoming apparent that Pac-12 is not a very good conference. Thanks to overhyped Sean Miller's poor coaching - Arizona is turning out to be a paper-tiger for another season. They are not exactly lighting the world on fire while stumbling through this pathetic conference.

Meanwhile, there is no other quality program in the conference. It is all well set up for Steve Alford to leverage the talent left and recruited by Ben Howland and lock in a top seed in the West. Let's see if gets it done or chokes like he has throughout his mediocre coaching career. Bruins shouldn't lose a single game rest of this regular season.

For tonight though - big ups to the Pac-12 MVP and rest of his team-mates. Enjoy the post-game thread.