Stanford 83, UCLA 74

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STANFORD, Calif. — Guard Chasson Randle scored 26 points to lead Stanford to an 83-74 victory over No. 23 UCLA Saturday afternoon at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford shot 73.7 percent (14 of 19) in the second half and 62.2 percent (28 of 45) for the game.

Forward Josh Huestis had a career-high 22 points and five blocks for the Cardinal (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12), and guard Anthony Brown added 18 points.

Guards Zach LaVine and Norman Powell scored 14 points apiece for UCLA (21-6, 10-4). Center Tony Parker came off the bench to score 13 points for the Bruins, who had a four-game winning streak stopped.

Stanford forward Dwight Powell did not score in the first half, but he had nine points in the first four minutes of the second half. His dunk off an alley-oop pass from guard Anthony Brown gave the Cardinal a 52-39 lead with 16:06 left.

Stanford increased the margin to 14 points when center Stefan Nastic scored from close range with 13:21 to go to make it 58-44.

The Bruins then went on a 13-2 run to reduce the deficit to 60-57 with 9:49 left. Parker had six of UCLA’s points in that spurt.

Brown hit a 3-point shot to end the Bruins’ run, and the Cardinal regained a double-digit lead when Brown scored again to give Stanford a 68-57 lead at the 7:21 mark.

The Bruins worked their way back again, getting within four points with 2:50 left. But that was as close as they got.

Stanford led by as many as 12 points in the first half and held a 38-30 advantage at halftime.

Randle made four of his first five 3-point attempts and had 14 points in the first half, while Huestis added 13 points.

Guards Bryce Alford and Jordan Adams had seven first-half points apiece for the Bruins.

The game was tied 18-18 midway through the first half, when the Cardinal went on a 12-0 run. Huestis’ follow shot at the 6:39 mark gave Stanford a 30-18 lead.

Stanford made six of its first 10 3-point shots but missed its last four first-half shots from long range. The Cardinal shot 53.8 percent for the half, while UCLA shot 42.3 percent.

NOTES: UCLA had won 15 of the last 18 games against Stanford. The Bruins beat Stanford 91-74 on Jan. 23 at Pauley Pavilion. … Stanford F Josh Huestis had a career-high 18 rebounds in Thursday’s victory over USC. He also had three blocks and now has 174 in his career, a school record. … UCLA G Jordan Adams scored 24 and 28 points in his past two games, against Utah and Cal, respectively. … Bruins 6-foot-9 G Kyle Anderson averages 6.8 assists per game, which ranked sixth in the country heading into Saturday’s game. He is the only player taller than 6-4 ranked among the nation’s top 25 in assists per game. … Stanford F Dwight Powell played with a bandage on his head to protect a cut he received Thursday against USC.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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