Shipp Surges Bruins to Victory in Pac-10 Opener

Jan. 3, 2008

Box Score

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Josh Shipp scored 21 points and sparked a second-half surge that lead to No. 5 UCLA to a 76-67 victory over No. 24 Stanford on Thursday night in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.

The animated Shipp, the middle of three brothers who have played in the Pac-10, hit five 3-pointers, including one with four minutes left that gave the Bruins (13-1) an 11-point lead.

Shipp's older brother Joe played at California and his younger brother Jerren plays at Arizona State.

Russell Westbrook added 15 points for the defending Pac-10 champions, who won their sixth straight game and beat Stanford for the fourth time in five meetings. Kevin Love added 15 points for the Bruins.

Anthony Goods scored 17 points to lead the Cardinal (11-2), who had their seven-game winning streak snapped. Brook Lopez had 13 points and eight rebounds before fouling out in the final three minutes. Robin Lopez also fouled out with eight points and 12 rebounds. Mitch Johnson scored 10 points.

UCLA sophomore forward James Keefe was pressed into service for the first time this year. He was scheduled to use his redshirt season following August surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder but injuries to Mustafa Adbul-Hamid and Michael Roll forced UCLA coach Ben Howland's hand.

Lorenzo Mata-Real, who missed the last game with a strained left groin, returned to the Bruins lineup.

Abdul-Hamid missed his sixth game with a stress reaction in his right foot and Roll reinjured the plantar fascia in his left foot on Dec. 31, and will miss at least three weeks.

Both teams outrebounded their opponents by 11 through the preseason, and rebounding was a point of emphasis for each squad. The Cardinal won the battle with 35 rebounds, four more than the Bruins.

Stanford was the first team which could match the Bruins' size and physicality, and vice versa. Second chances were rare. UCLA outmuscled the Cardinal, especially during a rough second half.

The Bruins had a chance to add to a slim lead when Stanford went three minutes without scoring midway through the second half, missing six shots during the span.

UCLA also went into a slight drought and the game remained close until Shipp hit a 3-pointer and another inside jumper to extend the Bruins lead to 61-51 with six minutes to play.

There were nine lead changes - and the game was tied four times - in the first half alone. The Bruins hit their first four 3-point tries and were 6-of-12 from long range in taking a 35-34 halftime lead.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS