By Michael Wagon, The Associated Press
Santa Cruz, California. (AP) – Oscar Da Silva on Saturday finished an inbound pass ending with time to lift Stanford to No. 24 UCLA 73-72, ending Bruce’s unbeaten streak in the Pac-12.
Da Silva finished with 26 points, with 0.8 seconds remaining in the set-off on the last set. Da Silva cut the lane, received Michael O’Connell’s feed from under the basket and banked the winning shot with his left hand.
Jaiden Dallier added 19 points, including a dominant steal and a dunk with 1:39 remaining for the itinerant Cardinal (9-5, 5-3 Pac-12), his first of three wins this season over an opponent. Victory is
Johnny Jujang scored a career-high 27 points for the Bruins (12-3, 8-1), including the final 16 in UCLA’s first half. Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 14 points.
Unable to play in the Maples Pavilion this season due to COVID-19 restrictions, Stanford are five matches unbeaten at the Kaiser Permanenteina Arena of the Golden State Warriors’ G-League team.
The Cardinal made five free throws to start overtime but trailed 72–71 after Tiger Campbell had 5.5 seconds left of the three-point play.
UCLA’s Jalan Hill blocked a shot from Delaware, but Stanford got one last try when the ball went off the Bruins player. Da Silva defeated two defenders near McConnell for the winning shot.
The play was briefly reviewed before it was confirmed.
Both teams missed their chance to win in regulation. Da Silva came up short on a leap attempt with 22 seconds remaining, and Campbell’s jumper from the left elbow hit the rim.
Jujang knocked out Brins from his opening foul, which had career four-pointers in the final eight minutes of the first half. A sophomore transfer from Kentucky who missed the first four matches this season with a stress fracture in his right leg, Jujang took seven consecutive shots as part of a 21–10 run to end the half.
Before Jujang went on his tear, UCLA missed 13 of his first 17 shots.
UCLA: Bruce initially lacked rhythm, but was pulled out after the outbreak of Xujang. He started slow overtime but was still in a winning position after Campbell’s big play. It is hard to blame the defense for Da Silva’s game-winner, but it is one that will upset the Bruins for a while.
Stanford: A gritty effort from the Cardinal, especially Da Silva, who grew up with six points in overtime.
UCLA: Hosts No. 21 Oregon on Thursday.
Stanford: Visits Arizona on Thursday, one of four consecutive road games for the Cardinals.
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