Stanford Holds Off UCLA
Jan 24, 2003
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Josh Childress scored 18 points as Stanford held offUCLA 52-51 Thursday night.
Rob Little added 12 points as the Cardinal (13-5, 4-2 in the Pac-10) beatUCLA at home for the first time in four years. They won their fourth in fivegames overall.
Jason Kapono scored 13 points to lead the Bruins (4-10, 2-4), who lost fivestraight for the first time in 55 years.
Stanford missed a shot with 16 seconds left but UCLA, which outscored theCardinal 7-1 in the final six minutes, missed three shots in the final sevenseconds.
The Bruins, who won their two previous conference road games, were comingoff their worst ever loss at Pauley Pavilion, an 87-52 decision to top-rankedArizona on Saturday.
UCLA last suffered a five-game losing streak during the 1947-48 season, theyear before John Wooden took over.
UCLA won its last three games at Maples, twice when Stanford was ranked No.1 in the nation.
Bruins' sophomore forward Andre Patterson, the team's leading rebounder,rolled his left ankle in the game's first two minutes and did not return.
Stanford played without junior forward Justin Davis, out with a strainedleft knee ligament, for the fifth straight game.
Freshman guard Jason Haas hit a 3-pointer with 8:37 remaining to play tohighlight a 19-5 run that gave Stanford a 48-40 advantage.
The Bruins didn't quit though, remaining within striking distance the restof the way. Dijon Thompson made a pair of free throws to bring UCLA within51-49 with 3:16 left.
T.J. Cummings brought the Bruins within 52-51 with 45 seconds remainingafter a follow shot.
Neither team shot well in the opening minutes. Stanford missed nine of itsfirst 12 shots while the Bruins missed 10 of their first 12.
Dan Grunfeld hit a 3-pointer with 7:06 remaining in the first half to givethe Cardinal a 20-11 lead but Thompson scored six points in the final 2:18 ofthe half to lead a Bruins surge that tied it by halftime at 29.