LOS ANGELES — David Wear scored a career-high 18 points, Kyle Anderson finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and UCLA never trailed en route to a 76-64 victory over California on Sunday evening.
The Bruins (16-4, 5-2 Pac-12) led just 55-52 with 7 minutes remaining, but finished the game on a 21-12 run to pull into a tie for second place in the conference standings with the Golden Bears (14-6, 5-2).
Bryce Alford scored 13 points, Jordan Adams had 12 and Normal Powell added 11 and to give the Bruins five players in double figures for the seventh time this season.
Jordan Mathews scored 18 points and Justin Cobbs scored 14 to lead Cal, which dropped its second straight conference game after beginning Pac-12 play 5-0. The Golden Bears, who lost to USC on Wednesday, never led at any point in their two games this week.
While Cal never led, they did make things interesting with a furious second half comeback attempt. Down 51-32 early in the second half, Jabari Bird led the Golden Bears on a 20-4 run to pull within three. Bird scored 12 points in the spurt, which spanned just over 8 minutes.
But after Mathews’ three-pointer from the left wing cut the Bruins lead to three, Anderson and Alford took over to prevent a UCLA collapse.
Anderson converted a three-point play on the ensuing possession and followed with a jumper. Alford nailed a jumper and converted a layup on the next two possessions and then found Adams under the basket to give the Bruins a double-digit lead again at 66-55 with 3:22 remaining. Cal didn’t have another comeback, and UCLA coasted from there to improve to 13-1 at Pauley Pavilion this season.
Alford scored 11 of his points in the final 8 minutes, including going 5 of 6 from the free throw line.
Stanford 79, USC 71, OT:In Los Angeles, Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, and Stanford beat Southern California to avenge two close losses to the Trojans last season.
Josh Huestis scored 16 points and Dwight Powell added 14 for the Cardinal (13-6, 4-3 Pac-12), who won for just the second time in its last 18 road games against UCLA and USC. The Cardinal has gone 0-9 against the Bruins and 2-7 against the Trojans in Los Angeles since the beginning of the 2005-06 season.
The Trojans swept both games last season by a total of three points.
Byron Wesley led the Trojans (10-10, 1-6) with 18 points.
Oregon 71, Washington State 44:In Pullman, Wash., Jason Calliste came off the bench and scored 20 points to help Oregon win big.
Joseph Young added 10 points and Mike Moser chipped in nine points and nine rebounds to help Oregon (14-5, 2-5 Pac-12) end a five game skid.
Oregon dominated nearly every statistic in the game. The Ducks shot 46 percent from the field (26 of 57) and outrebounded Washington State 43-24. Oregon ended the night shooting 10 of 11 from the free throw line.
Que Johnson had nine points for Washington State (8-12, 1-7), all coming from behind the arc and no other Cougar scored more than seven points.