Boxscore
UCLA 78, Michigan St 76
Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:20 PM
Location - St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
Officials - DJ Cartensen, Mike Nance, Raymond Styons
Attendance - 15504

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Michigan St 24 52 76
UCLA 42 36 78

Recap


Four UCLA players scored in double figures and the seventh-seeded Bruins survived a furious rally by No. 10 Michigan State on the way to a 78-76 victory in a second-round game of the Southeast Regional at Tampa, Fla. Thursday night.

The Bruins nearly blew a 23-point lead, but will meet second-seeded Florida on Saturday. The Gators defeated UC-Santa Barbara 79-51 on Thursday.

UCLA never trailed in the game. It built its biggest lead, 64-41 with 8:26 to play, before the Spartans mounted their rally. Michigan State eventually cut the deficit to 76-73 with 40 seconds to play.

UCLA’s Reeves Nelson then hit one free throw to make it 77-73. Following a pair of missed free throws by Tyler Honeycutt, Michigan State’s Keith Appling sank a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 77-76 with four seconds to play.

Malcolm Lee then hit the first of two free throws to make it 78-76 and the Spartans got the rebound, but Kalin Lucas was called for traveling racing down the court for the potential game-winning shot.

Lee and Honeycutt both scored 16 for the Bruins. Josh Smith had 14 and Nelson finished with 12.

UCLA scored the first seven points of the game and led 42-24 at the half holding Michigan State’s high-scoring Lucas without a point.

Lucas missed his first nine shots of the game and didn’t score until there was just seven minutes left in the game. He finished with 11 points.

Draymond Green led all scorers with 23 points.

Michigan St Spartans

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kalin Lucas 39:00 4-14 2-4 1-2 0 1 1 5 3 1 4 0 11
Durrell Summers 35:00 6-15 2-6 1-1 0 1 1 3 4 1 1 0 15
Mike Kebler 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0
Draymond Green 37:00 6-13 3-8 8-9 1 10 11 10 4 4 4 0 23
Adreian Payne 8:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 2 0
Delvon Roe 21:00 4-6 0-0 3-4 2 1 3 1 5 1 1 2 11
Garrick Sherman 9:00 1-1 0-0 1-3 4 3 7 1 3 1 1 0 3
Keith Appling 29:00 3-7 3-6 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 9
Derrick Nix 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 2
Austin Thornton 8:00 0-2 0-1 2-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2
TOTAL 200 25-62 10-25 16-21 11 20 31 20 28 9 16 8 76
  40.3% 40.0% 76.2% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 16

UCLA Bruins

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyler Honeycutt 36:00 5-9 3-4 3-6 0 6 6 5 0 2 4 3 16
Lazeric Jones 24:00 1-7 0-1 2-4 3 0 3 2 4 0 2 1 4
Joshua Smith 25:00 5-7 0-0 4-9 1 2 3 1 4 2 1 1 14
Malcolm Lee 34:00 4-9 1-3 7-10 1 4 5 2 3 3 1 0 16
Reeves Nelson 29:00 3-6 0-0 6-8 2 8 10 1 3 0 2 0 12
Anthony Stover 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0
Brendan Lane 19:00 3-4 0-1 2-4 3 1 4 0 2 0 2 1 8
Tyler Lamb 7:00 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Jerime Anderson 19:00 1-5 0-1 4-4 1 1 2 2 1 0 3 0 6
TOTAL 200 22-48 4-11 30-47 11 23 34 13 20 7 16 8 78
  45.8% 36.4% 63.8% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 16
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