LOS ANGELES – Norman Powell scored 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures and UCLA beat Long Beach State 77-63 on Sunday night to give coach Steve Alford a win on his 50th birthday.
Powell hit four of the Bruins' eight three pointers and finished 8 of 14 from the field. Bryce Alford had 17 points and seven assists, Isaac Hamilton scored 12 points and Kevon Looney and Tony Parker each had 10 to help UCLA (4-0) win its fourth straight to open the season.
The 49ers (2-3) committed 19 turnovers and lost to UCLA for the 13th time in 14 meetings between the schools.
Mike Caffey scored 19 points, all in the second half, and David Samuels had 11 for Long Beach State.
UCLA led just 66-61 with three minutes remaining but closed on an 11-2 run to secure the victory.