In west coast hoops action on Thursday UC Riverside faced UCLA. Early on UC hung in there on the road in fact they were ahead by twenty points with Thornton dropping in 15 points and being backed up by Johns who had eight rebounds. Things got bad for UCLA the coach could be heard shouting from the bench to his team at the half how bad it was. With that perhaps they were motivated because Norman Powell came out big in the second half helping Tony parker put up 16 points which was huge for the second half come back. Exports feel riverside was not able to control the tide off the bench. UCLA would take the win. They went into the first 5 minutes with only making about one shot minus the fouls.