Texas beats UCLA 69-59 behind 22 points by BrownBy BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer Saturday, Dec 3, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP)—J’Covan Brown scored 22 points, Myck Kabongo added 13 and Texas rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat UCLA 69-59 on Saturday in a game delayed nearly 131/2 minutes when the lights went out in the first half.
The Longhorns (5-2) seemingly benefited from the power surge that briefly darkened the aging Los Angeles Sports Arena. After the lights came back on, they outscored UCLA 9-4, including five by Brown, to end the half trailing 34-28.
Lazeric Jones scored 21 points and Travis Wear added 13 for the Bruins (2-5), who equaled their worst start since 2002-03, Steve Lavin’s last season as coach.
Texas opened the second half on a 12-6 run to tie the game 40-all. The Longhorns took their first lead on Kabongo’s open layup that keyed an 11-3 spurt.