UCLA dominant inside in 75-58 win over Arizona St.

By Beth Harris

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Jan. 7 2012 10:50 p.m. MST

UCLA guard Lazeric Jones, top right, guards Arizona State guard Trent Lockett, bottom left, as he looses his footing during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif.

Gus Ruelas, Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Joshua Smith scored 18 points, Travis Wear added 16, and UCLA dominated inside in a 75-58 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night.

Smith came off the bench after missing Thursday's win over Arizona because of a concussion sustained in practice. He started slowly, picking up two fouls before igniting in an 11-1 run over both halves that put UCLA (9-7, 2-2 Pac-12) ahead for good. He finished one point off his career high.

Jonathan Gilling scored a career-high 17 points and made five 3-pointers for the Sun Devils (4-10, 1-2), who led for most of the first half, when they shot 55 percent from the floor.

Ruslan Pateev, a 7-foot Russian, scored 10 points for Arizona State before fouling out with 9:54 remaining, leaving 7-2 Jordan Bachynski to try and challenge Smith and twin brothers David and Travis Wear in the post.

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