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.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.