UCLA Downs Washington State, 76-62

Feb. 10, 2013

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LOS ANGELES - Shabazz Muhammad scored a game-high 17 points to lead the UCLA men's basketball team past Washington State, 76-62, before 10,090 in Pauley Pavilion in a Pac-12 contest on Saturday night.

UCLA (18-6, 8-3 Pac-12) registered its eighth consecutive win over Washington State (11-13, 2-9) and has won 16 of the last 17 meetings between the two programs.

Muhammad led a group of four double-digit scorers for UCLA - Jordan Adams had 14 points, Kyle Anderson finished with 12 and Travis Wear tallied 11. Muhammad has scored in double figures in 20 of 21 games for the Bruins this season.

"That was an important win for us," UCLA head coach Ben Howland said. "We finished up a good week with that win. They came out and made what seemed like their first five shots, but we dug in and held them without a basket for a long period of time."

Brock Motum led Washington State with 17 points, and Royce Woolridge totaled 16 points.

UCLA claimed a 39-24 halftime advantage after holding the visiting Cougars to a stretch of 9 minutes, 3 seconds without any points. The Bruins led by an 18-16 margin at the 13:10 mark and used a 14-0 scoring run over the next 8:44 to secure a 32-16 cushion.

Washington State opened the game making three of its first four shots - all of the 3-point variety - and led 9-7 after the game's first 3:34. The Cougars did not score a two-point basket until the 3:41 mark in the first half.

"There was a lot of unselfishness out there tonight, which was a key to scoring points and getting open shots," Anderson said. "We've had a lot of extra nights working on our shooting. It paid off tonight when we were able to hit our open shots."

Anderson finished with 12 points, seven assists, three rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals. The freshman from Fairview, N.J., scored in double figures for the 12th time this season.

Washington State reduced UCLA's cushion in the second half to as few as 10 points. The Cougars used an 11-3 scoring run to cut the Bruins' advantage to 70-60 with 3:07 remaining in regulation. Larry Drew II made a pair of free throws with 1:46 to play and Adams' two free throw shots with 1:07 remaining pushed UCLA's lead to 74-60.

UCLA returns to action at California on Thursday, Feb. 14. Game time at Haas Pavilion is slated for 6 p.m. The Pac-12 contest will be nationally televised on ESPN2.



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Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
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at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
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at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
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at California
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Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
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