After building a 31-18 lead, the Bruins were outscored by the Coyotes, 21-11, to close out the first half wth the Bruins holding only a three-point lead, 42-39.
Khleem Perkins, a freshman guard from San Bernardino, had 15 points in the first half, making two of three from three-point range and six of nine from the field. Senior Lacy Haddock added 10 first-half points for the Coyotes.
Sophomore guard Jordan Adams scored 18 of his 25 points for the Bruins in the first half, but UCLA also had 10 first-half turnovers and had no other player hit double figures.
The biggest difference was that UCLA missed all seven of its three-point shots while San Bernardino was five of 12 from long range.
But the Bruins took control early in the second half. They were up 61-45 with 11:47 left and Adams had already scored 20 points and had seven rebounds.