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Published on Nov 10, 2012
0:10 Joe Bruin's Zip Lining Entrance 4:00 Introduction of Lucius Allen, Marques Johnson (4:45), Rod Foster (5:15), Reggie Miller (5:50), Don McLean (6:30), Ed O'Bannon (7:00) and Tyler Trapani (7:45) 12:15 UCLA Players' Entrance 15:00 National Anthem by Flea 19:30 UCLA Player Introductions 22:20 Opening Tip 27:22 First Basket by Indiana State's Justin Gant 27:38 First Basket by UCLA's Travis Wear
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."
Justin Gant led the Sycamores (0-1) with 11 points, including scoring the first points in the renovated building on a 3-pointer. Indiana State was chosen to help re-open the arena because the Terre Haute, Ind., school is the only university besides UCLA where the late John Wooden coached.
Both teams shot poorly to start the game, combining to miss their first eight shots.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea played the national anthem wearing a "Free Shabazz Muhammad" T-shirt, a sentiment echoed on signs held up by fans.
Former Bruins stars Reggie Miller, Marques Johnson, Ed O'Bannon, Rod Foster, Don McLean and Lucius Allen, who scored the first points when Pauley opened in 1965, were introduced in a pre-game ceremony. A video highlighted historic moments in the arena's history with comments from Coach John Wooden. Tyler Trapani, Wooden's grandson who made the final basket at Pauley before it closed for renovations, was also introduced in the pre-game ceremony.