No. 17 UCLA Cruises Past Stanford 97-63

Jan. 31, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darren Collison, Alfred Aboya and Jrue Holiday all scored 15 points and No. 17 UCLA put away Stanford with a 40-14 run over both halves on its way to a 97-63 victory Saturday.

Holiday added six rebounds and five assists for the Bruins (17-4, 6-2 Pac-10), while Michael Roll had 12 points and Josh Shipp 11 in UCLA's fifth consecutive win over the Cardinal, including a three-game sweep last season in which all the games were decided by 10 points or less.

Anthony Goods was the only scorer in double figures with 15 for Stanford (13-6, 3-6), which got swept in Los Angeles. The Cardinal was coming off its third one-point loss of the season at USC on Thursday.

This one wasn't close after Stanford tied the game at 20 on a 3-pointer by Goods with 9:26 remaining in the first half.

The Bruins outscored Stanford 40-14 over the end of the first half and start of the second, with Aboya and Holiday scoring 11 points each during that stretch.

UCLA reeled off 19 consecutive points before another 3-pointer by Goods ended the scoring spree with the Bruins leading 62-37 with 14 minutes remaining.

The rout provided some much-needed rest for UCLA's starters, especially Collison, who bowed out with 6:53 remaining after logging at least 30 minutes in his last four games.

The Bruins shot 73 percent from 3-point range, helped by Roll, who made all three of his shots, and Nikola Dragovic, who was 3-of-4.

UCLA's national championship teams from 1964 and 1965 were introduced at halftime, with the longest and loudest applause reserved for John Wooden. The 98-year-old former coach came on court in a wheelchair and got a laugh when he said, 'It's still amazing that I can remember, but I do.'

The coaching staffs of both teams wore white sneakers with their suits and ties to mark Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend.

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