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GAME REPORT: UCLA 73, DUKE 69

FIRST HALF IN REVIEW

DUKE 33, UCLA 34

Duke’s first statement was of the fashion sort: The Blue Devils came out donning their rarely-worn black and lightning-blue uniforms, with which they had a 2-1 record before Saturday’s game. Almost four minutes into it, UCLA’s Charles O’Bannon went into a black hole after picking up his second foul and getting sent to the bench. He wasn’t the only Bruin hearing whistles: The referees called six fouls on UCLA before the first TV timeout, called with 4:28 elapsed in the game. A minute-and-a-half later, J.R. Henderson joined O’Bannon courtside with his own second foul. Bruins go on 10-0 spurt to open up double-digit lead, 23-13, only to be answered immediately by a 13-0 Duke run, only to have UCLA come back with an instant 10-2 fling.

* UCLA’S LEADING SCORERS

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McCoy 9, O’Bannon 8, Dollar 7.

* UCLA’S LEADING REBOUNDERS

McCoy 6, Bailey 3, three tied with 2.

* OTHER STUFF

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Cameron Dollar, as usual, does things the weird way--no baskets, one shot, seven points (on free throws), one assist and four steals. . . . During UCLA’s first 10-0 run, Pauley roared as loud as it has in years. . . . Jelani McCoy, who had been shooting free throws decently lately, missed the rim entirely on one first-half attempt, on his way to a one-for-five performance from the line.

* DUKE’S LEADING SCORERS

Price 12, Capel 7, McLeod and Carrawell 5.

* DUKE’S LEADING SCORERS

Price 4, McLeod 3.

* OTHER STUFF

During a timeout, Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski gave a Final Four-caliber barking at Pac-10 referee Bill Kennedy after a few Blue Devil ball-handlers were knocked out of the Bruin lane without the ball, or a foul call.

SECOND HALF IN REVIEW

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DUKE 69, UCLA 73

Guard Trajan Langdon scored eight straight points for Duke to cut a 45-38 UCLA lead to 54-53. But Langdon soon picked up his fourth foul, reaching in on Toby Bailey, and that’s where his explosion ended. Henderson twisted his ankle with 12:21 left, and for a few fast minutes, neither team had anybody taller than 6-8 on the floor--and 6-3 1/2 Kris Johnson was UCLA’s center. Johnson, who had a season-high eight rebounds, was giant in the middle minutes, scoring eight pivotal points.

* UCLA’S LEADING SCORERS

Henderson 16, Bailey and Johnson 8.

* UCLA’S LEADING REBOUNDERS

Henderson, Johnson and O’Bannon 6.

* OTHER STUFF

Duke’s Steve Wojciechowski didn’t give Dollar a fat lip, but he got him out of the game with 4:51 left when he told Kennedy that Dollar was bleeding. Dollar tried to hide the lower-lip bruise, but Kennedy made him stop covering it with his top lip, and out he went. Dollar was back in a minute later.

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* DUKE’S LEADING SCORERS

Langdon 11, Capel 6, Price 5.

* DUKE’S LEADING REBOUNDERS

Carrawell and McLeod 5.

* OTHER STUFF

Citing extra media passes, UCLA officials remained vague about how they keep loading record crowds into Pauley--this was their second straight in two games, topping last Wednesday’s crowd of 13,382 for the USC game. Pauley is listed as having a basketball capacity of 12,819. . . . Every Pauley winner in this series has gone on to win the national title: UCLA in 1995, Duke in 1992, and UCLA in 1966-67, when it beat Duke twice.

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THE BOX SCORE

NO. 6 DUKE (69)

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Min FG-A FT-A R A P T Price 34 7-17 0-0 7 0 1 17 McLeod 30 4-12 1-2 8 1 4 9 Capel 26 5-9 1-4 2 3 5 13 Wjcehowski 32 2-4 0-1 1 4 3 5 Langdon 31 3-14 2-2 1 1 4 11 Carrawell 25 3-6 3-3 7 2 3 9 Wallace 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 2 Newton 9 1-1 1-2 4 1 1 3 Chappell 5 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 0 James 3 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 Totals 200 26-66 8-14 33 12 24 69

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Shooting: Field goals, 39.4%; free throws, 57.1%

Three-point goals: 9-30 (Capel 2-2, Price 3-8, Wojciechowski 1-3, Langdon 3-13, Chappell 0-1, James 0-1, McLeod 0-2). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots: 1 (Carrawell). Turnovers: 13 (Langden 4, Capel 3, Price 3, McLeod 2, Wojciechowski). Steals: 3 (McLeod 2, Price).

No. 17 UCLA (73) *--*

Min FG-A FT-A R A P T O’Bannon 29 4-11 3-6 8 1 2 11 Henderson 31 9-12 0-0 7 1 3 18 McCoy 27 5-6 1-5 11 1 4 11 Bailey 39 3-9 3-5 4 5 1 10 Dollar 35 0-6 9-10 3 3 3 9 Johnson 26 5-10 4-5 8 1 4 14 Myers 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Loyd 11 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 0 Totals 200 26-54 20-33 42 12 18 73

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Shooting: Field goals, 48.1%; free throws, 60.6%

Three-point goals: 1-5 (Bailey 1-4, O’Bannon 0-1). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 3 (O’Bannon). Turnovers: 15 (McCoy 4, Bailey 3, Dollar 3, Henderson 3, Johnson, O’Bannon). Steals: 7 (Dollar 4, O’Bannon 2, Bailey).

Duke 33 36--69

UCLA 34 39--73

A--13,478. O--Bob Garabaldi, Richard Ballesteros, Bill Kennedy.

UCLA’s largest crowds at Pauley Pavilion, including record-setting last two games:

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DATE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Feb. 23, 1997 Duke 13,478 Feb. 19, 1997 USC 13,382 March 11, 1995 Oregon 13,037 March 1, 1992 Duke 13,023 Feb. 15, 1996 Arizona 13,014 Dec. 23, 1969 LSU 12,961 Feb. 20, 1971 Oregon 12,912 March 8, 1969 USC 12,903 March 12, 1992 Arizona 12,898 Jan. 18, 1969 Houston 12,897

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