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Canada leads UCLA to historic offensive output in victory

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordin Canada had the second triple double of her career with 26 points, 11 steals and 10 assists to lead No. 8 UCLA to a 129-69 win over San Jose State Friday in the season opener for both teams.

The Bruins scored the most points in school history, bettering the previous mark of 125 set in 1971 (against Utah State) and 1976 (Oregon State). Freshman Kayla Owens made a 3-pointer to put UCLA over the 125-point mark.

Canada was an all-Pac 12 point guard, the conference's defensive player of the year and an honorable mention AP All-American last season. She and Ann Meyers Drysdale are the only two Bruins with two triple doubles in their career.

Monique Billings added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

UCLA extended its homecourt win streak at Pauley Pavilion to 30 consecutive games, a span that now spreads over parts of three seasons. The streak is second only to UConn.

Myzhanique Ladd scored all of her team-high 11 points in the first half and Megan Anderson also had 11 for San Jose State. The Spartans are virtually a new team with seven freshmen, so this was a stiff test.

UCLA led 69-38 at halftime. The 69 points were the second-most for a half in school history, three shy of the 72 UCLA scored against Arizona on Jan. 18, 1990.

UCLA's offense was virtually unstoppable. The Bruins scored a school record 38 points in the first quarter. It's the most points UCLA has scored in a quarter since women's college basketball moved to quarters starting in the 2015-16 season. The Bruins broke their previous quarter scoring record of 33 set in the second quarter in a loss at Baylor last season.

BIG PICTURE

San Jose State and its seven freshmen already faced perhaps the biggest test of the season in its opener at UCLA so things should improve from there.

UCLA flashed its depth in getting its season started the right way with a dominant victory, wth production from starters to the bench.

UP NEXT

San Jose State will play its first home game of the season Nov. 17 against Cal State Bakersfield.

UCLA plays Presbyterian College on Sunday before back-to-back big matchups against Baylor and UConn at home.

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