The Bruins’ victory snapped Stanford’s three-game winning streak and helped UCLA capture its fourth conference victory in six Pac-12 games.
UCLA (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12) earned its ninth win in the last 11 meetings against Stanford. Jordan Adams added 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting, while Kyle Anderson totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists. Norman Powell finished with 13 points, and Zach LaVine added 10.
Stanford (12-6, 3-3) was led by Dwight Powell, who had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Huestis tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds. Chasson Randle came into Thursday’s game averaging 19.5 points but was held to 14 points on 3-of-16 shooting. Stanford has lost nine straight games at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion dating to January 2005.
UCLA committed a season-low six turnovers and scored 22 points off Stanford’s 19 turnovers. The Cardinal finished with just one point off the Bruins’ six turnovers.
The teams were nearly even over the game’s first nine minutes after Stanford started with three turnovers and two missed shots.
John Gage’s three-point basket gave Stanford its last lead, 23-21, before UCLA launched a 21-8 run that propelled the Bruins to a 42-31 halftime cushion.
Six different players scored, with LaVine and Adams hitting three-pointers, and Anderson dunking off LaVine’s missed jump shot to close out the spurt.
UCLA shot 51 percent in the first half, while Stanford was held to 36 percent from the field and committed 11 of its season-high 19 turnovers.
The Cardinal got no closer than 10 points in the second half. LaVine's three-pointer pushed UCLA's lead to 55-39. Although the teams traded baskets for much of the half, Stanford could not get any kind of scoring run going. A three-pointer by Adams extended UCLA's lead to 75-58, capping a 7-0 run.
The Bruins topped their season averages in shooting and scoring, hitting 52 percent with 91 points.
UCLA returns to action in Pauley Pavilion against California (14-5, 5-1 Pac-12) on Sunday, Jan. 26. Game time is 5 p.m. (PT). UCLA’s game against California will be nationally televised on ESPNU.