Stanford, CA (Sports Network) – Reeves Nelson scored 18 points as the UCLA Bruins recorded a 69-65 win over the Stanford Cardinal in a Pac-10 Conference bout at Maples Pavilion. Also scoring in double figures for the Bruins (19-7, 10-3) were Tyler Honeycutt and Joshua Smith with 16 and 13 points, respectively, as the squad won its sixth in a row and the 10th in the last 11 outings.
The Cardinal (13-12, 6-8) was paced by Jeremy Green who tallied a game-high 27 points, shooting 9-of-16 from the floor and 5-of-8 behind the three-point line in the team’s second straight setback. Anthony Brown posted 15 points and Josh Owens added 12 points. UCLA scored the first points of the night and never looked back, the visitors shooting 52.4 percent from the floor and 6-of-11 behind the three-point line in the first half, en route to a 36-29 advantage as the break.
In the second half both squads shot just over 42 percent from the floor, but Stanford closed the gap with 7-of-13 shooting out on the perimeter before falling in the four-point decision. The Bruins outscored Stanford by a 16-8 margin at the free-throw line and also connected on 9-of-17 shots behind the three-point line in order to overcome 17 turnovers.