WESTWOOD (AP) — Malcolm Lee scored 16 points and Reeves Nelson had 15 as UCLA beat Montana State 75-59 on Tuesday night.


Joshua Smith had nine points and nine rebounds, and Tyler Honeycutt added nine points for the Bruins (7-4), who used a 22-4 run to pull away for their fourth win in a row.

UCLA was efficient in shooting 48.1 percent (26 of 54) while turning the ball over just 10 times.

The Bruins saw a 15-point lead disappear and trailed by three points early in the second half before turning up the speed for an array of fast-break baskets.

Erik Rush scored 13 points and Tre Johnson added 12 for Montana State (6-6), which dropped to 0-6 in road games.

The Bobcats opened the second half with a 10-2 spurt to grab their first lead. UCLA later responded with 12 straight points, with six coming from Honeycutt, for the 55-46 advantage.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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