LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aaron Holiday scored a career-high 33 points and Jaylen Hands added 19 points to lead UCLA to a 96-82 victory over Washington State University Friday in the Pac 12 opener for both teams.
Kris Wilkes scored 14 points and Thomas Welsh scored 12 points and had 14 rebounds for the Bruins (10-3).
Robert Franks scored 20 points, Carter Skaggs added 17 and Milan Acquaah and Jeff Pollard scored 13 and 12 points respectively for the Cougars (8-5).
Holiday made 11 of 18 shots, including all five of his 3-point attempts and recorded his 5th 20-point game of the season and guided the Bruins to a third consecutive win.
The junior guard surpassed the 1,000-point plateau in his career when he drilled a 3-pointer at the 7:45 mark of the opening half giving the Bruins a 27-22 lead. Holiday becomes the 55th player in UCLA history to score 1,000 points.
Welsh reached the 1,000-point mark with a free throw with 3:16 left in the game and became the 56th UCLA player to reach the 1,000-point scoring plateau.
The Bruins have defeated the Cougars in five of their last six contests and have beaten WSU eight straight times at Pauley Pavilion and are 12-1 in Los Angeles against the Cougars since the start of the 2004-05 season. UCLA extended its record to 58-3 against WSU in Los Angeles.
The Bruins are 7-1 this season at home and WSU fell to 3-3 on the road this season.
A moment of silence was observed before the game in memory of former UCLA broadcaster Dick Enberg who died last week of a heart attack at his home in La Jolla, California.