UCLA takes 36-29 halftime lead over Stanford

At a quiet Maples Pavilion, UCLA is shooting the lights out in the first half, claiming a 36-29 lead.

The Bruins have had fantastic ball movement – aside from a four-straight-turnover stretch – that has led to 11-of-21 field goal shooting, 6-of-11 3-point shooting and even 80 percent free-throw shooting.

Tyler Honeycutt has been fantastic early, making up for four first-half turnovers with a game-high 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting Honeycutt started off hot with two quick 3-pointers and added another from long distance as the half wore on.

It is clear that a more liberal substitution pattern has paid off for the Bruins, as seven players have played more than six minutes, with Tyler Lamb getting seven in the first half.

Reeves Nelson and Lazeric Jones have each added six points and Joshua Smith five, with a beautiful rejection as the Stanford shot-clock expired with 2.8 seconds left in the half, and Malcolm Lee has three.

Stanford’s scoring, meanwhile, has really come from only three: Anthony Brown has 10, Josh Owens has nine and Jeremy Green has six.

Both teams are staying out of foul trouble, but UCLA leads on the boards 16-10.

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