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Double overtime loss a missed opportunity for Stanford

 

Chasson Randle scored a season-high 32 points, Anthony Brown added 21 points but the Stanford men's basketball team missed a chance to stay unbeaten in the Pac-12 Conference, losing to host UCLA, 86-81, in double overtime Thursday night.

Rosco Allen had 14 points and Stefan Nastic had 11 as the Cardinal (2-1, 10-4) had a four-game winning streak snapped and lost its 10th straight in Westwood.

Stanford was 15 of 31 from 3-point land, with Randle matching his career-high with seven 3-pointers. He was one point shy of his career high.

Stanford, which plays at USC on Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPNU, was outscored, 39-20, over the final 20 minutes of the game. The Cardinal allowed a 14-point lead get away.

Nastic is shooting 33.8 percent from the field over his past four games after shooting 52.9 percent through his first 10 games.

Bryce Alford hit a 3-pointer and Randle was 1 of 2 from the foul line in the final moments of the first overtime.

A tough, moving screen call on Nastic, who fouled out on the play, handed the Bruins the ball with 23 seconds left in the first overtime, setting up Alford's long shot from the corner.

Randle hit a free throw midway through the second half to put the Cardinal ahead, 61-47.

It didn't take long for UCLA to find its way back into the lead, outscoring Stanford 19-4 over the next six minutes.

Alford hit a 3-pointer to put the Bruins ahead, 66-65, with 3:57 left in regulation. Randle tied the score, making 1 of 2 free throws with 1:52 left.

The Cardinal missed 10 of its final 11 shots, including the last nine, of regulation. Stanford was limited to five points over the final 9:57 of the second half.

Stanford was also 1 of 3 from the foul line over that span, turned the ball over twice and allowed the Bruins four offensive rebounds.

Stanford had two chances to win it in the final seconds of regulation, but a driving layup missed and following a UCLA turnover, a 20-foot fadeaway failed to send the game into overtime.

The Bruins took the early lead and were still ahead until Brown hit a 3-pointer with 4:01 remaining in the first half to put Stanford ahead. The Cardinal took a 37-32 edge into halftime.

Stanford had six players score all of its points while the Bruins had the starters score all their points.

The Cardinal outscored UCLA, 18-9, in points off turnovers but that was offset by the Bruins' 24-14 edge in second chance points.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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