The Sacramento State Hornets hung with No. 22 UCLA for about 11 minutes Monday night at Pauley Pavilion, but once the Bruins got going, they never looked back en route to an 86-50 win.
Dylan Garrity made one of his career-high six 3-pointers with 9:16 remaining in the first half to pull the Hornets (1-2) to within three points of UCLA (3-0). The Bruins answered by outscoring Sacramento State 16-6 the remainder of the half to take a 36-23 lead into the locker room.
UCLA then opened the second half by outscoring the Hornets 23-6 to open a 30-point lead at 59-29 with 12:40 remaining. The Bruins’ lead got as large as 39 points.
Garrity was the only Hornet to finish in double figures as he finished with 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting, including 6-of-12 from deep. Cody Demps had five rebounds to lead Sacramento State, which got outrebounded 40-29 and Mikh McKinney had four assists.
The Hornets struggled to get anything going offensively, hitting 21-of-62 from the floor (33.9 percent) and just 7-of-30 from distance (23.3 percent). Sacramento State attempted only two free throws in the game, compared to 29 for UCLA, which also shot 54.5 percent from the floor (30-for-55).
Jordan Adams scored 21 points and had eight steals to lead the Bruins, while Norman Powell and Zach LaVine had 14 points apiece. David Wear finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, Tony Parker scored 10 points and Kyle Anderson handed out eight assists.
The Hornets will have more than a week to regroup before heading to UC Davis (1-2) on Nov. 26 for a 7 p.m. tipoff.