LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Kevon Looney had career-highs of 27 points and 19 rebounds, helping UCLA rally to beat Stanford 86-81 in double overtime Thursday night and snap the Bruins’ five-game skid.
Tony Parker tied his career-best with 22 points and had 12 rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes, and Bryce Alford had 15 points for the Bruins (9-7, 1-2 Pac-12), who gave second-year coach Steve Alford his 500th career victory.
Chasson Randle scored 32 points — one off his career high — and Anthony Brown added 21 points for the Cardinal (10-4, 2-1), who had their four-game winning streak end. Stanford has lost 10 straight in Westwood.
Randle had seven 3-pointers, tying his career best, and Brown had a career-best five. Rosco Allen added 14 points.
UCLA outscored Stanford 10-5 in the second OT. Alford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with six seconds left in the first OT that gave UCLA a one-point lead. But he fouled out against Randle, who made one of two free throws to tie it up at 76-all and force another extra session.
Randle missed a layup in the final seconds of the game.
In the first overtime, the Cardinal got two 3-pointers by Randle with the second one giving them a 75-72 lead. That came after Looney’s 3-pointer from the left side tied it at 72-all.
Isaac Hamilton made one of two free throws after Randle’s fourth foul that had the Bruins trailing 75-73. Stefan Nastic was called for an offensive foul with 22 seconds to go. Alford fed Isaac Hamilton in the left corner, but his 3-pointer brushed the net as it missed. Looney got the offensive rebound and his layup missed with eight seconds to go.
After a video review, the Bruins retained possession. Norman Powell, who sustained a hip pointer, inbounded the ball to Alford near the baseline and he sank a 3-pointer from the right side over multiple defenders, giving UCLA a 76-75 lead with 2 seconds to go.
Stanford: The Cardinal has had a rough time in Los Angeles, having lost 16 of its last 18 against both UCLA and USC combined. … Stanford hasn’t won in Westwood since Jan. 20, 2005.
UCLA: The Bruins played their first game at home since Dec. 13 when they lost to No. 9 Gonzaga, the start of their five-game skid. The 25-day stretch without a home game is the program’s longest in the regular season since a 26-day run during the 1972-73 season. … Clippers F Matt Barnes, who played at UCLA from 1999-2002, served as honorary captain.
Stanford: At Southern California on Sunday.
UCLA: Hosts California on Sunday.
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