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UCLA beats Stanford to win 2nd straight

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POSTED February 9, 2012 10:46 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lazeric Jones scored 21 points and UCLA pulled away with a late 10-0 run to beat Stanford 72-61 Thursday night, extending the Cardinal's winless streak in Los Angeles.

Travis Wear added 13 points and Jerime Anderson 12 for the Bruins (14-10, 7-5 Pac-12), who improved to 11-3 at home and have won four of their last five overall.

Stanford (16-8, 6-6) hasn't won a road game against the Bruins or Southern California since 2004-05, going 0 for 13 in that stretch. The Cardinal visits the Trojans on Sunday.

Chasson Randle was the only Stanford player in double figures, with 16 points. The Cardinals committed 22 turnovers, leading to 28 points for UCLA, which had 15 steals and 11 blocked shots.

Stanford has lost two in a row and five of its last six while falling out of the league race after being tied for first in mid-January.

The Bruins scored their final nine points on free throws as Stanford fouled repeatedly.

Aaron Bright's jumper pulled Stanford within 56-53 with 4:44 remaining, but the Cardinal came no closer. They again struggled offensively, shooting 39 percent from the floor.

UCLA scored 10 in a row, including five by Jones, to go up 66-53 and put the game away.

Stanford twice cut its deficit to three points early in the second half. The second time, UCLA ran off seven straight points to extend its lead to 46-36. Travis Wear scored, Jones hit a 3-pointer, then made a flashy behind-the-back pass at midcourt to Anderson, who streaked in for the fast-break dunk.

The Bruins opened the game on a 25-7 run, including nine points by Jones, which produced their largest lead of 25-9. Stanford outscored the Bruins 10-2 to get within eight points. From there, the teams each scored eight points and UCLA led 35-27 at the break.

The Bruins shot 56 percent in the half, scored 14 points off the Cardinal's 13 turnovers and had 10 steals, along with a 20-4 edge in the paint.

Joshua Smith started in place of Travis Wear, who couldn't practice fully because of a left high ankle sprain. Both players got into foul trouble in the second half.

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