STANFORD, Calif. -- Reeves Nelson had 18 points and seven rebounds, Tyler Honeycutt scored 16 points and UCLA beat Stanford 69-65 on Thursday night to tie a season high with its sixth straight victory.
Joshua Smith added 13 points and nine rebounds to help the Bruins (19-7, 10-3 Pac-10) overcome a slow start, build a 16-point lead and hold on late. UCLA held Stanford to 44 percent shooting and outrebounded the Cardinal 35-26 to stay one game back of Arizona for the conference lead.
Jeremy Green had 27 points and Anthony Brown finished with 15 points for the Cardinal (13-12, 6-8), getting swept in the season series against UCLA and falling to another Pac-10 opponent on their home floor. Stanford is a mediocre 4-4 this season at Maples Pavilion versus conference opponents.
Colosseum Athletics Men's UCLA Bruins Grey Performance Basketball T-ShirtPrice: $24.99 Shop
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.