Stanford still perfect with win over UCLA
Stanford, CA (Sports Network) – Justin Davis scored 21 points and Josh
Childress added 14, leading second-ranked Stanford to a 67-52 victory over
UCLA at Maples Pavilion.
The Cardinal (15-0, 6-0 Pac-10) remained one of only two unbeaten teams in the
country, joining third-ranked Saint Joseph’s, and matched the fourth-best
winning streak in school history. The record is 20 straight to start the
“Our guys are enjoying the winning streak and getting confidence,” said
Stanford head coach Mike Montgomery.
Stanford raced out to a 42-21 lead at halftime and cruised to the easy
victory. Davis finished 10-of-11 from the field and Childress hit 3-of-4 from
Dijon Thompson led UCLA with 15 points and was the only Bruin in double
figures. UCLA (9-5, 5-2) lost its second straight after opening the conference
season with five straight victories.
“It was evident how much stronger Stanford is than us,” said UCLA head coach
Ben Howland. “It’s a game of strength and size, speed and quickness. They have
all of the above.”
A three-pointer by Thompson tied the game at 9-9 just over six minutes into
the game, but Stanford rolled from there.
Davis scored the final five points in a 10-0 run that gave the Cardinal a 19-9
edge. A few minutes later, Stanford embarked on a 19-4 run that virtually put
the game away.
Childress hit a pair of three-pointers during the surge and a bucket by Matt
Haryasz capped it to give the Cardinal a 40-16 cushion with just under two
minutes left in the half.
Stanford shot a blistering 59 percent in the opening 20 minutes and held a
20-9 edge on the boards in taking a 42-21 advantage to the intermission.
“We played hard on defense and well on the offensive glass,” said Montgomery.
“It was nice to have a cushion going into the second half.”
UCLA tried to make a game of it in the second half, using a string of eight
straight points to pull within 13 at 48-35 with just under 13 minutes to play.
Stanford, though, kept the Bruins at bay and UCLA got only as close as 12,
60-48, on a three-pointer by Thompson with 4:39 left.