No matter how much Coach Ben Howland and his players talked about defense after UCLA's 97-63 victory over Stanford on Saturday, it was hard to ignore the numbers on offense.
The Bruins shot 74% from the field in the second half while pulling away. For the game, they made 73% of their three-point attempts.
All that scoring was preceded by 21 assists, well above the team's average.
"Everybody's looking to pass," Darren Collison said.
Collison was one of three players with three assists each. Center Alfred Aboya had two. Freshman guard Jrue Holiday led the Bruins with five.
"I'd rather give other people looks," Holiday said. "Especially driving the middle and dishing out."
Holiday wasn't the only freshman to play well.
Drew Gordon had six points, including a spectacular one-handed dunk, to go with three rebounds and a steal.
Malcolm Lee and Jerime Anderson combined for six points, four rebounds and three assists and provided crucial rest for the starters.