Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Reeves Nelson scored a career-high 24 points and tipped in the winning shot at the buzzer to lead the UCLA Bruins to an 86-84 victory over the California Golden Bears in a Pac-10 Conference showdown at Pauley Pavilion. Lazeric Jones also scored 24 points for UCLA (12-6, 4-2 Pac-10), while Tyler Honeycutt contributed 15 points.
Harper Camp paced California (9-9, 2-4) with 21 points. Allen Crabbe added 17 points, while Jorge Gutierrez scored 15 points, Richard Solomon scored 12 points and Mark Sanders-Frison finished with 10 points. UCLA hit 6-of-13 three-pointers in the first half, en route to a 41-35 lead at the break.
In the second half, Crabbe hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 84 with 10 seconds to go. After Honeycutt's potential game-winner went awry, Nelson tipped the ball in with his right hand as the buzzer sounded to seal the UCLA victory. The Bruins shot 50 percent from the field on the night. The Bruins host Stanford Saturday morning at Pauley Pavilion.
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