No. 13 UCLA beats Indiana State 86-59 in opener

No. 13 UCLA beats Indiana State 86-59 in opener
November 10, 2012, 1:46 am
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Indiana State's Jake Odum, left, drives to the basket as he is defended by UCLA's Kyle Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordan Adams scored 21 points in his college debut and No. 13 UCLA defeated Indiana State 86-59 in its season opener on Friday night shortly after finding out star recruit Shabazz Muhammad was ruled ineligible by the NCAA.

Adams, the school's first-ever signee out of vaunted Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, was 7 of 12 from the floor and had eight rebounds off the bench for the Bruins (1-0). Travis Wear added 17 points and his twin brother David Wear had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The long-awaited decision about Muhammad overshadowed the first game in new Pauley Pavilion, which opened after an 18-month, $132 million renovation. He watched the game from the bench dressed in a blue UCLA sweat suit along with a crowd of 13,513 - 287 short of a sellout.

In the closing minutes, fans chanted ``Free Shabazz.''