Smith's 19 pace UCLA over Washington State 63-60Washington State guard DaVonte Lacy (3) shoots as UCLA guard Jerime Anderson (5) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Joshua Smith scored 19 points Saturday to lead UCLA past Washington State 63-60.
David Wear and Lazeric Jones added 15 points each for the Bruins (13-10, 6-5 Pac-12).
Brock Motum scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the first half for the Cougars (12-11, 4-7). Reggie Moore added 12, Abe Lodwick 11 and Mike Ladd 10.
The Bruins were down 34-29 at the half but went into a zone in the second half that shut down the Cougars.
With 11:40 left, Washington State led 49-45. But it scored only one basket in nearly 9 minutes. During that span, the Bruins had a 13-2 edge and took a 58-51 lead with 4:49 left.
Lodwick broke the run when he hit a 3-pointer, but the Bruins closed out the game at the free throw line, hitting 6 of 8 in the final 30 seconds.