Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds as Southern Cal held Stanford to a season-low in points during a 65-42 victory Thursday night in Los Angeles.
The Trojans (11-8 overall, 3-3 Pacific-10 Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak, made 7 of 14 3-pointers and shot 56 percent from the field.
Alex Stepheson added 10 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the year for USC.
Anthony Brown had nine points for Stanford (10-7, 3-3), which scored only seven points in the first 13 minutes of the second half and shot a season-low 22.2 percent from the field.
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The Cardinal scored the first basket of the game when Josh Owens hit a turnaround jumper, but made just 2 of its first 14 shots to trail 16-5.
Stanford didn’t reach double digits until Brown hit a layup with 6:57 remaining in the half to make it 24-10.
Southern Cal was playing with a seven-man rotation after freshman guard Bryce Jones announced he was transferring on Monday. But the Trojans didn’t appear fatigued while smothering Stanford inside and shutting down the Cardinal’s Jeremy Green, who came into the game averaging 15.5 points per game. Green made 2 of 9 shots to finish with five points.
At UCLA 86, California 84: Reeves Nelson scored a career-high 24 points, tipping in the winning basket at the buzzer to lift the Bruins over the Golden Bears.
Lazeric Jones added a career-high 24 points, making seven of eight free throws in the final 1:11, and Tyler Honeycutt had 15 for the Bruins (12-6, 4-2), who hit a season-high tying 10 3-pointers, four by Honeycutt.
Cal’s Allen Crabbe hit a 3-pointer that tied the game at 84 with 10 seconds to go.
Harper Kamp scored 21 points for Cal (9-9, 2-4).
At Arizona 61, Washington 58: Davellyn Whyte scored 15 points as the Wildcats beat the Huskies to snap a three-game losing streak.
Candice Warthen and Ify Ibekwe added 10 points each for the Wildcats (12-5, 3-3), who won despite shooting 37 percent from the field.
Regina Rogers led Washington (7-9, 2-5) with 14 points, but was called for a charging foul moments before what would have been a game-tying basket with 18.7 seconds left.
Washington State 70, at Arizona State 65: Jazmine Perkins scored 16 points, including a key 3-pointer late, to lift the Cougars to victory in Tempe, Ariz.
Dymond Simon had 19 points and Tenaya Watson had 14 points, five assists and three steals for Arizona State, which has lost three of four.
The Sun Devils (11-5, 3-3) rallied from a 55-46 deficit with 7:51 left to within 60-58 with 1:36 remaining on Alex Earl’s 3-pointer. But Perkins made the fourth of her 3-pointers with 1:15 left to put the Cougars up 63-58.
Watson hit two free throws to cut it to 66-63. But Sage Romberg sank three of four free throws in the final 32 seconds for Washington State (5-14, 3-4).
At No. 4 Stanford 64, No. 8 UCLA 38: Kayla Pedersen had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Cardinal (15-2, 6-0) ran its home winning streak at Maples Pavilion to 55 games with a lopsided victory over the Bruins.
Jeanette Pohlen added 14 points and Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 13 in Stanford’s ninth straight victory overall and 11th in 12 against the Bruins (15-2, 5-1), who were held to a season low in points.
At California 82, USC 71: DeNesha Stallworth had 21 points, Lindsay Sherbert had 19, and Layshia Clarendon added 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Bears (11-6, 3-3).
Briana Gilbreath had 20 points and Cassie Harberts a career-high 18 for USC.