Lazeric Jones scored 18 points, Tyler Lamb added 16 and UCLA routed Washington State 78-46 on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
The triumph came a day after the release of Sports Illustrated report that painted a picture of disarray, detailing a lack of discipline and declining moral at the once-storied program.
David Wear scored all 13 of his points after halftime and Jerime Anderson added nine assists for the Bruins (17-13, 10-7 Pacific-12 Conference), who shot a season-best 61.2 percent and made 10 of 14 3-pointers.
Brock Motum scored 18 as the only player in double-figures for Washington State (14-15, 6-11).
The Bruins played inspired, particularly on the defensive end, scoring 22 points off turnovers and holding the Cougars to 38.1 percent shooting.
UCLA won for the seventh straight time in the series.
At Oregon State 77, Utah 67: Jared Cunningham had 17 points and six assists, Joe Burton added 13 points and seven rebounds, and the Beavers snapped a five-game losing streak.
Ahmad Starks added 13 points for Oregon State (16-13, 6-11), which boosted their hopes of posting a winning season for only the second time since 1990. The Beavers led by 21 at halftime and as many as 30 in the second half before a late Utah run.
Dijon Farr had 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals to lead the Utes (6-23, 3-14), who fell to 0-14 on the road.
USC 62, at UW 55: Christina Marinacci scored a double-double to cap a hectic finish for the Trojans (17-11, 11-6), who claimed their fifth straight victory by avenging an earlier loss to the Huskies (15-12, 7-10).
At WSU 76, UCLA 65: The Cougars had four players score in double figures in its win over the Bruins.
Rosetta Adzasu led with 14 points, Sage Romberg and Rosie Tarnowski scored 13 apiece, and Carly Noyes added 12 for the Cougars (10-18, 4-12).
Markel Walker led all scorers with 18 points, including 14 in the second half, and grabbed nine rebounds, and Rebekah Gardner contributed 16 for the Bruins (14-13, 9-7).
At Utah 63, Oregon State 56: Michelle Plouffe scored 19 points, including a game-tying jumper with 41 seconds left in regulation, and Rachel Messer hit two key 3-pointers in overtime as the Utes rallied for a 63-56 victory over the Beavers (18-10, 9-8).
Cheyenne Wilson added 11 points for the Utes (14-14, 7-10), who trailed 29-22 at halftime and by as many as 11 points in the second half.
Oregon 64, at Colorado 62: Laura Stanulis split a pair of free throws in the closing minutes and that was all the Ducks needed to break a tie game.
Tied at 62-all with 1:33 remaining, Stanulis hit the front of a back-to-back free throw situation and Oregon (15-14, 7-10) forced a missed shot and a turnover by Colorado (16-12, 5-12) to ensure the win.