Despite a desperation, over the back semi-hook shot by Oregon State’s Angus Brandt, the Bruins have to feel good heading into the locker room up 15, with big contribution from some unlikely sources.
Zeke Jones with nine points while Malcolm Lee has added seven. More surprisingly, freshman guard Tyler Lamb has five points, including a key 3-pointer, and five points at the half.
Joshua Smith has four points and five rebounds off the bench as Brendan Lane got the start. No word yet on whether that was because of his public reprimand from the Pac-10, but he got 10 minutes and has only one foul.
Reeves Nelson and Tyler Honeycutt each have four points, but Jerime Anderson has struggled with three turnovers.
UCLA has absolutely shut down Oregon State offensively, holding the Beavers to 23.3 percent shooting, while shooting 62.5 percent. Oregon State made a mini-run toward the end of the quarter, but the Bruins held them at bay and look on their way to snapping a two-game losing streak.