LOS ANGELES — After two defeats to ranked opponents and a surprising loss to Cal Poly that knocked them out of the Top 25, the UCLA Bruins are starting to find their way.
Highly touted freshman Shabazz Muhammad hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:01 left in overtime to help them upset No. 7 Missouri 97-94 on Friday night and extend their winning streak to five games.
"This is one of the biggest wins we could possibly get," he said. "We're right back where we want to be to start Pac-12 play."
Travis Wear, who finished with a career-high 22 points, added a jumper with 12 seconds remaining to close out the Bruins' first win over a top-10 nonconference opponent since 2007.
"I wanted to put it all together this game," he said. "Throughout the season so far, I haven't played particularly well. I tried to go out and bring energy."
Muhammad tied his career high with 27 points, David Wear scored 16, Jordan Adams had 12 and Larry Drew II added 12 assists for the Bruins (10-3). They had earlier losses to ranked Georgetown and San Diego State, while wins over Texas, Prairie View A&M, Long Beach State and Fresno State had failed to get them back into the Top 25.
The Bruins practiced on Christmas night, forcing three players to miss the holiday with their families.
"They practiced really good the last three days. It's an attitude," coach Ben Howland said. "I'm really happy with how our guys kept fighting."
Missouri's Phil Pressey missed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds to go before Laurence Bowers grabbed the rebound and missed a 3-pointer in front of the Tigers' bench as time expired.
Pressey finished with 19 points and a career-high 19 of the Tigers' 21 assists.
No. 5 Indiana 93, Jacksonville 59
At Bloomington, Ind., Jordan Hulls scored a season-high 20 points, Cody Zeller added 16 and Indiana cruised in its final non-conference game.
The Hoosiers (12-1) have won three straight, all by at least 34 points.
No. 13 Gonzaga 94, Baylor 87
At Spokane, Wash., Kevin Pangos made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Gonzaga to a win over Baylor.
Kelly Olynyk added 21 points, Elias Harris had 17 and Gary Bell Jr. added 12 for the Bulldogs (12-1), who shot 52 percent from the field (31 of 59). Pangos went 10 for 13 and finished two points shy of his career high.