Norman Powell had 20 points and eight rebounds, Isaac Hamilton scored 18 points and UCLA survived to beat Stanford 69-67 on Thursday night in Stanford, California for its third straight win.
Bryce Alford added 18 points to help the Bruins build a 22-point lead early in the second half before holding off a furious Cardinal comeback. Chasson Randle’s running 3-pointer missed as time expired.
UCLA has won six of eight following a five-game losing streak. The Bruins improved to 2-6 on the road and won their first non-neutral site game outside of Los Angeles this season.
Anthony Brown had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Randle scored 13 for Stanford.
California 70, USC 69: Tyrone Wallace made a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Golden Bears to a win over the Trojans in Berkeley, California.
California led most of the game but trailed 66-65 with 1:04 left before rallying to win its third straight.
After Katin Reinhardt’s 19-foot jumper put the Trojans up 68-67, Wallace missed the front end of a one-and-one with 9.7 seconds remaining.
The Bears’ leading scorer got redemption moments later after USC made one free throw with 4.9 seconds left.
Wallace rushed toward the 3-point line before pulling up and making the game-winner.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.