STANFORD, CA—The struggling UCLA Bruins fell to the Stanford Cardinals at Maples Pavilion on Saturday, February 27, 79-70.
Bryce Alford led all Bruins with 20 points and kept UCLA close by shooting a season high 6-12 from beyond the arc. Isaac Hamilton added 19 points shooting 6-14 from the field and 3-6 from the 3-point line.
UCLA was within reach of Stanford towards the end of the second half trailing by only two when the Cardinals went on a 9-0 scoring run to secure a 73-62 lead with 2:39 remaining. They pushed the lead to 14 with only 1:08 left in the contest.
Michael Humphrey had a game leading 24 points for the Cardinals shooting an astounding 12-14 from the field and adding 9 rebounds. Stanford’s Roscoe Allen added 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists in the victory for the home team.
As a team, Stanford finished the game shooting 61.2 percent from the field, making 30 of 49 field goal attempts. Compare this to UCLA’s 43.6 percent from the field making just 24 of 55 shot attempts.
The Bruins return home to Pauley Pavilion for their next contest against PAC-12 leading Oregon on Wednesday, March 2. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN2.