Bruins use early start, balanced scoring to roll past Stetson 66-49 in NCAA 1st-round game
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nirra Fields led UCLA's balanced attack with 13 points and the Bruins rolled to a 66-49 win over Stetson on Saturday in an NCAA first-round game.
The third-seeded Bruins took an 11-0 lead and were never threatened by the 14th-seeded Hatters.
Jasmine Dixon added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Atonye Nyingifa had 10 points and eight rebounds for the spread-the-wealth Bruins. They received an at-large bid after finishing third in the Pac-12 and falling 51-49 to No. 4 Stanford in the conference tournament final.
The Bruins (26-7) advance to the second round to meet sixth-seeded Oklahoma (23-10), a 78-73 winner over Central Michigan in Saturday's first game. UCLA and the Sooners will play Monday night at Ohio State's St. John Arena, with that winner advancing to the regional in Oklahoma City.
Victoria McGowan had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Stetson (24-9), with Sasha Sims adding 13 points