UCLA 77, Stanford 73

Reeves Nelson scored 18 points and Malcolm Lee hit a pair of

free throws with 24 seconds left to preserve UCLA’s 77-73 victory

over Stanford on Thursday night that kept the Cardinal winless on

the road this season.

Michael Roll added 16 points, Nikola Dragovic 15 and Tyler

Honeycutt 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Bruins

(11-11, 6-4 Pac-10), who have won four of their last five.

League-leading scorer Landry Fields had a career-high 35 points

– his third consecutive 30-point game – and 10 rebounds for

Stanford (10-12, 4-6). Jeremy Green added 18, but he missed a

3-pointer with 10 seconds left.

The Bruins trailed by six before closing the game on a 23-13 run

that gave them a season split with the injury-riddled Cardinal,

which won 70-59 last month.

Stanford dropped its ninth in a row away from home, its longest

such streak since losing 15 consecutive games over the 1991-92 and

1992-93 seasons.

UCLA was clutch at the line down the stretch, making 12 of its

final 16 free throws, something that has plagued the Bruins most of

the season.

Fields dunked to get the Cardinal within one with 1:04 left.

Nelson was fouled and missed both free throws, but Lee, Dragovic

and Roll were perfect in their trips to the line over the final 24

seconds.

Stanford led by six points to start the second half before it

turned into a back-and-forth affair. A six-point run gave the

Bruins a 48-45 lead midway through the half. Fields ran off seven

in a row, capped by a 3-pointer, to put Stanford back in front

55-50. That was part of a 15-6 run that pushed Stanford’s lead to

60-54.

From there, it was all UCLA. Fields scored eight of Stanford’s

final 13 points, while his scoring mate Green chipped in just two

points.

The Cardinal built its largest lead of the first half, 18-12, on

seven straight points by Fields. The Bruins closed within one on a

3-pointer by Roll before the Cardinal outscored them 12-8 to end

the half ahead 32-29. Stanford opened the game with three

consecutive 3-pointers, and hit 11 in the game, tying its season

high.