Stanford shocks third-ranked UCLA
Palo Alto, CA (Sports Network) – Lawrence Hill netted 22 points and pulled
down five rebounds to help the Stanford Cardinal upset the third-ranked UCLA
Bruins, 75-68, in a Pac-10 battle at Maples Pavilion.
Anthony Goods added 20 points while Brook Lopez had seven points and eight
rebounds for the Cardinal (14-5, 6-3 Pac-10), who have won their last three
Arron Afflalo netted 22 points, six rebounds and five assists while Darren
Collison added 17 points and five steals for the Bruins (18-2, 7-2), who were
riding a four-game winning streak coming into the contest.
The Bruins had a 12-point lead to start the second half, but Stanford rallied
to take control of the game.
Trailing by a score of 45-35 the Cardinal slowly chipped away at the UCLA lead
and grabbed the lead with a huge 18-2 run.
Goods got the burst started with a three-pointer at the 10:40 mark and Hill
tied the game on a jumper and gave his team a 54-51 lead when he followed with
a trey with 7:32 remaining.
Stanford increased its lead to eight a little later, but UCLA cut its deficit
to six points on a three-pointer by Collison to make it a 65-59 game with
under four minutes left.
The Cardinal continued to hold the lead, but the Bruins cut their deficit to
73-68 game on a layup by Alfred Aboya.
Goods, however, hit two free throws and Stanford held on for the victory.
The Bruins opened the game with a 9-2 run capped by Lorenzo Mata’s jumper less
than three minutes in.
Stanford made it a three-point game thanks to a jumper by Hill a bit over nine
minutes in to make it a 15-12 contest.
UCLA, however, responded with a 13-4 run, with Afflalo contributing seven
points, and had a 28-16 advantage on Russell Westbrook’s dunk with 6:12 left
in the first half.
The Bruins eventually took a 37-25 lead into the locker room.
UCLA leads the series, 126-89…UCLA’s Josh Shipp had nine points, five
assists and six steals…Stanford shot 46 percent while UCLA connected on 43
percent of its shots.