So while Cal gave Mike Montgomery his 599th career victory . . .
While USC gave Kansas a scare at Allen Fieldhouse . . .
And while Butler thumped Stanford . . .
– UCLA 86, BYU 79: The Bruins (6-4) did what Arizona could not do by beating the No. 16 Cougars (10-1) at the Wooden Classic in Anaheim. Reeves Nelson scored a career-high 23 points, Tyler Honeycutt added 17 and eight rebounds and freshman center Josh Smith had 15 points and eight rebounds. That’s 55 points from the Bruins’ starting frontcourt. Jimmer Fredette had 25 points for BYU, but also seven of its 19 turnovers.
– Washington 80, USF 52: The Huskies (7-3) remained perfect (6-0) at home by routing the Dons (4-6). Scott Suggs shot 3 for 3 from 3-PT and scored 15 points, as the UW bench contributed 31 points. Starting guards Isaiah Thomas (12 points, five assists) and Abdul Gaddy (10 points, seven assists) combined for 22 and 12. Senior forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning, back in the starting lineup after four games coming off the bench, had 10 points and nine rebounds.
– George Washington 87, Oregon State 79: The Beavers (4-6) lost their fourth game in the past five and dropped to 3-3 at home. Jared Cunningham (San Leandro HS) scored a career-high 21 points, including 15 for 15 from the FT line, and Calvin Haynes scored 16. But the Beavers shot 4 for 19 from 3-PT and committed 19 turnovers.