LUBBOCK, Tex. — UCLA was overwhelmed by No. 15 Texas Tech's tough defense and Michi Atkins' 25 points in the Red Raiders' 84-62 victory Wednesday night.
Atkins, a senior center, also grabbed 17 rebounds and moved past Sheryl Swoopes into second place on Tech's career scoring list with 1,648 points.
Tech (7-2) took control early and led UCLA (4-3), 37-19, with 1:30 left in the first half. The Red Raiders exploited the Bruins with their greater speed, defense, rebounding and better shooting.
Zrinka Kristich and Nikey Hilbert led UCLA scorers with 14 points apiece.
Alicia Thompson added 17 points and 14 rebounds for Tech.