Chasson Randle buried seven 3-pointers and the Stanford Cardinal avenged a blowout loss at Pauley Pavilion last month by beating the No. 23 UCLA Bruins Saturday at Maples Pavilion 83-74, putting a solid win on their NCAA tournament resume in the process.
Randle scored 26 points and knocked down a career-high in 3-pointers as the Cardinal (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12 Conference) shot 62 percent from the floor and knocked down more than half of their long-range attempts.
After a back-and-forth start, Stanford put together a 10-0 run in the first half to go up 30-18 with about 6 ½ minutes remaining and led 38-30 at the break.
Stefan Nastic’s inside bucket put the Cardinal up by 14, 58-44, with 13:22 left, before the Bruins (21-6, 10-4) made a run. UCLA capped a 13-2 burst with a basket by Norman Powell with 9:53 left that cut Stanford’s lead to three at 60-57.
But Anthony Brown and Randle answered with consecutive 3-pointers to push the advantage back out to nine. The closest the Bruins got after that was after Zach LaVine hit all three free throw attempts after he was fouled by Brown on a long ball, getting UCLA to within 72-68 with 2:50 remaining.
Stanford made 6-of-8 from the line over the final 1:18 to ice the win.
That came after a 91-74 loss at Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 23, showing the Cardinal have made some progress as tournament time nears.
Josh Huestis matched his career high with 22 points for the Cardinal and also had six rebounds and five blocked shots, while Brown finished with 17 points and six boards. Dwight Powell handed out five assists.
UCLA was 26-for-57 (45.6 percent) overall, 6-for-18 (33.3 percent) from deep and 16-for-21 (76.2 percent) from the free throw line. Stanford was 28-for-45 (62.2 percent), 11-for-20 (55 percent) and 16-for-24 (66.7 percent).
The Cardinal had a 28-26 edge on the glass, while the Bruins committed 12 turnovers and Stanford gave the ball away 14 times.
Stanford begins its final regular-season road trip on Wednesday with a visit to Arizona State at 8 p.m.