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Sloppy play leads to sloppy hoops loss for Stanford men

 

Dwight Powell and Josh Huestis each recorded a double-double for the second straight game but the Stanford men's basketball team dropped a disappointing 92-74 contest to host UCLA in a Pac-12 Conference game Thursday.

The Cardinal (3-3, 12-6) hopes to rebound on Sunday when it plays at USC in a 2 p.m. game. The Trojans are coming off their first conference win of the season.

Powell had 17 points and 13 rebounds, in addition to a pair of block shots. Huestis scored 12 and grabbed 12 boards.

Chasson Randle scored 14 points and Anthony Brown added 12 as Stanford shot .386 from the field for the night.

It was a pretty simple formula for the Cardinal. Stanford committed 19 turnovers to UCLA's six and the Bruins won the points off turnovers battle by a whopping 22-1 margin.

Stanford, which has not won at UCLA since 2005, coughed up fewer than 10 turnovers in each of its last three games, all wins.

The Cardinal never got closer than 10 points in the second half, the last time at 68-58 on a pair of Randle free throws with 6:12 remaining to play.

John Gage hit a 3-pointer with 9:36 remaining in the first half, giving Stanford a 23-21 lead. The Bruins responded with a 21-5 run and the Cardinal was not able to recover.

UCLA shot over 51 percent in the first half and took a 42-31 lead into the intermission. Stanford shot 36 percent (9 of 25) in the first 20 minutes.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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