Los Angeles, CA – Norman Powell posted 27 points and five assists as No. 13 UCLA had no problems in a 100-70 win over James Madison in regional play of the Legends Classic.
Jordan Adams scored 25 points for the Bruins (3-0), who were coming off a thrilling overtime win against UC Irvine on Tuesday.
Rayshawn Goins had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Dukes (0-1), who posted a 12-20 mark last season. A.J. Davis was the only other scorer on the team in double-digits with 16.
UCLA led this game from start to finish as Larry Drew II opened the scoring with a 3-pointer and Powell followed with a jumper.
An 8-0 run a few minutes later from the Bruins extended the lead to 18-5 and it was a 26-8 game on a Powell 3-ball with just under 11 minutes to play in the half.
UCLA closed the half with a 13-2 run to take a 63-29 advantage into the locker room.
The Bruins' lead dipped below 30 a couple of times in the second half, but they were never seriously threatened by the Dukes as they rolled to the victory.
UCLA plays at Georgetown on Monday ... James Madison plays at Duquesne on Monday ... This was the first matchup between these two schools.