UCLA Defeats Stanford 66-43 for Sixth Straight Win

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Westwood, CA – The UCLA Bruins (16-2, 8-1 Pac-12) were in the driver’s seat all game to take home the landslide 66-43 victory against the Stanford Cardinal (12-7, 5-4 Pac-12) for their sixth straight win on Saturday night.

Not one Stanford player shot in double figures.

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UCLA held Stanford to just 18 points in the first half, 37-18.

“Tonight, wasn’t their night. We got to see them again. I’m sure it will be a different story. Our pressure dictated the game. We forced 14 turnovers at halftime,” said UCLA head coach Mick Cronin.

The Bruins have kept three teams under 60 points in three games in a week.

“Defensively, 40 deflections, 22 turnovers we forced, just a tremendous effort. We try to build a culture for what it takes to win,” said Cronin.

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Jake Kyman stepped up in Johnny Juzang and Jaylen Clark’s absence and scored 15 points and five rebounds.

“I just preach to myself to stay in the gym. Things will happen when it’s your time. It was my time to play tonight, and that’s what I did. I enjoyed every moment out there with my teammates. I’m just so proud and just happy to be out there,” said Kyman.

The Bruins switched various players on Stanford’s freshman starting forward Harrison Ingram and limited him to five points.

“Yeah, he’s really, really good. We tried to recruit him. He comes from a great family. He’s had a great year. He’s clearly had the best year of any freshmen in our league today,” said Cronin.

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UCLA has played five games in ten days.

The Bruins were without Johnny Juzang for the second straight game due to COVID protocols.

UCLA was also without Jaylen Clark, who has missed the past two games while in concussion protocol.

This marks Stanford’s first appearance in Pauley Pavilion since Jan. 15, 2020, when the Cardinal won 74-59 over UCLA.

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The Cardinal has won three of the last four matchups against UCLA.

The Bruins take a trip to Tucson, AZ for a rematch against the No. 3 Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, February 3rd at 6 p.m. on ESPN.