We go beyond the arc following UCLA's 74-67 win over visiting UC Davis on Monday night:
1Finding his touch
Malcolm Lee may not be completely healthy, but his shooting stroke seemed to be in top shape Monday night. The junior guard, who has been hampered by ankle and knee injuries this season, scored a team-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-4 from three-point range.
He looked like the top shooter UCLA has needed him to be.
"I thought Malcolm shot it well, he shot with confidence," coach Ben Howland said. "He has worked very hard on his shot, so it's nice to see him get rewarded for it."
Lee acknowledged that his shooting game is mental.
"It's just all in my head," he said. "Sometimes when I start missing, I start thinking. I just have to learn to block that out and that's what I did. I was comfortable."
2Playing on a bad stomach
Freshman guard Tyler Lamb and redshirt freshman forward Anthony Stover, both dealing with gastrointestinal issues, were "vigorously dehydrated" prior to Monday night's game. Lamb came off the bench to score five points in eight minutes; Stover played six minutes and made a bucket.
"They got a lot of fluids," Howland said. "Neither one of them was feeling well last night, neither ate before this morning. They didn't even eat anything (Sunday). Lamb felt better than did Stover by game time, but it was really big on their part to suck it up and play under the weather for their team."
A team spokesman said both players will be re-evaluated by UCLA's medical staff.
3Video: Ben Howland and Tyler Honeycutt discuss UCLA's second straight win