The UCLA Bruins built a big lead early in the first half, then held on for a 72-61 home win over the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. It was the 10th straight home win for the Bruins, who have beaten the Cardinal in each of their last seven trips down south.
Lazeric Jones had 21 points and six assists to lead the Bruins (14-10, 7-5), who led by as many as 16 points in the first half. Stanford chipped away at the lead and got as close as three points, with 4:45 remaining. But UCLA pulled away for their second straight win.
Travis Wear withstood a sprained left ankle to score 13 points and grab five rebounds in 28 minutes for UCLA, who shot 51.0% from the field.
Chasson Randle scored 16 points to lead Stanford (16-8, 6-6), who has lost five of their last six games.
UCLA hosts California on Saturday afternoon.
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