Coming off a split of the road trip against the Mountain schools, UCLA (15-4, 4-2) looked to get back on track at home. Stanford (12-6, 3-3) looked to keep momentum on its side after sweeping the Washington schools at home.
The Bruins were 34-65 (52%) from the ﬁeld and kept the Cardinal to an ice cold 22-57 (39%) from the ﬁeld. UCLA had 23 assists and only 6 turnovers while forcing Stanford into 19 turnovers. The Bruins were 18-25 from the free throw line, an area that has caused major problems for this team at times.
It was quite possibly UCLA’s best all around performance of the season as the team showed the ability to bounce back from tough losses.
The score was 42-31 at halftime and Stanford never really presented much of a threat in the second half. Stanford came out hot from behind the arc, keeping them close early. But the Cardinal cooled down as the game progressed and ﬁnished shooting only 9-24 from three.
Parker and Kyle Anderson tied for the team lead in rebounds with 7. Anderson added 10 assists and 13 points. Jordan Adams quietly put together another solid game with 19 points. Zach LaVine once again gave the Bruins a boost off the bench with 10 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds.
Dwight Powell led Stanford with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Huestis added 12 points and 12 rebounds. He and Chasson Randle tied for the team lead in assists with 4.
With Colorado’s loss at Arizona, UCLA moved into sole possession of third place in the Pac-12.
The Bruins will host the California Golden Bears on Sunday at 5 pm. That game will betelevised on ESPNU. They will then head out on another road trip to Oregon and Oregon State.
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