UCLA-Mississippi State: Bruins Embarrassed In Wooden Classic, 72-54

Posted by Derek Hart on December-14-2009 Add Comments

The humiliation continues for the UCLA Bruins basketball program.

Not even legendary coach John Wooden, who was in attendance, could provide the inspiration needed as his former team was degraded by the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Anaheim's Honda Center, 72-54, before 13,043 people.

The John R. Wooden Classic proved to be the same old story for coach Ben Howland's crew, as the Bulldogs took a 21 point lead at halftime and never looked back.

Mississippi State forward Jarvis Varnado, who had seven blocked shots in the game and leads the nation in that category, as well as guard Ravern Johnson, who sank 5 out of 8 three-pointers on the way to a game-high 29 points, did most of the damage for the Bulldogs (7-2).


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