Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Anderson tallied a career-high 21 points and four blocks to go with 15 rebounds, leading the UCLA Bruins past the Arizona State Sun Devils in overtime, 79-74, in Pac-12 Conference action at Pauley Pavilion.
Jordan Adams scored 22 points for UCLA (21-7, 11-4 Pac-12), while Shabazz Muhammad poured in 21 points. Larry Drew II tied a career-high with 13 assists for the Bruins, who have won three straight games.
Jahii Carson recorded 22 points and seven assists for ASU (20-9, 9-7), which has lost back-to-back games. Jonathan Gilling netted 18 points, Carrick Felix logged 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, while Jordan Bachynski chipped in 10 points for the visitors.
ASU carried a 41-39 lead into intermission by shooting 53.3 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes. UCLA shot a modest 43.3 percent in the first half but kept the game close by draining all eight of its free throws.
The game remained tight throughout the second half. With UCLA leading by five with under three minutes to play, ASU ripped off a 6-0 run to take a 68-67 lead on a traditional three-point play by Carson. After Adams drilled a 3- pointer for the Bruins, the Sun Devils tied the game again on a Carson layup with 39 seconds remaining. After UCLA missed a potential game-winning jumper in the waning seconds, the contest went to overtime.
In the extra session, ASU scored the first bucket, but UCLA put up five straight points to go ahead for good.
The game consisted of eight ties and 16 lead changes. UCLA outscored ASU at the foul line, 15-9.