SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Charisma Osborne had 24 factors, 9 rebounds and three steals and No. 6 UCLA handed No. 5 Stanford its second straight loss, 70-66 on Friday night time.
Michaela Onyenwere added 16 factors and 10 rebounds for the Bruins (9-2, 7-2 Pac-12), Natalie Chou had 12, and Emily Bessoir 11.
Stanford (11-2, 8-2), then ranked No. 1, misplaced 77-72 in time beyond regulation at Colorado on Sunday.
“I wished to come back out on this sport and actually simply play freely and simply play how I play,” Osborne stated. “Credit score to my teammates for giving me a pep speak earlier than the sport after we had been preparing and simply telling me that nobody can guard me and giving me numerous confidence.”
Added UCLA head coach Cori Shut: “I simply hugged her so tight after the sport and simply was like, ‘Look, you probably did it. You lived it. You earned the boldness now of what it means to be an elite participant in massive video games on each side of the ball, on the highway. I can’t offer you that confidence — you’ve received to earn it — however you positive earned an entire lot of confidence tonight.’”
Kiana Williams led the Cardinal with 19 factors and 5 assists. Francesca Belibi had 14 factors, Haley Jones added 12 factors and 5 rebounds, and Lexie Hull had 11 factors and 6 rebounds.
UCLA blew an 11-point lead within the second half, with Stanford rallying to tie at 66 with 1:47 remaining. Osborne hit two free throws with 1:23 remaining to place the Bruins again in entrance for good.
The Cardinal had an opportunity to tie or win within the ultimate seconds, however Belibi dedicated the workforce’s 14th turnover with 13 seconds left and UCLA put the sport away on the free throw line.
“Everybody on our workforce is aware of it’s not about ‘me,’ it’s about ‘us,’ Shut praised. “I simply thought there was a lot selflessness on show tonight. That was the distinction within the sport — our toughness, togetherness, and our selflessness to have the ability to play no matter function is required.”
UCLA: The Bruins gained their fourth straight sport and improved to 3-2 in opposition to ranked opponents. … UCLA dominated the boards, outrebounding Stanford 44-31, together with a 21-7 benefit on the offensive glass, translating to an 18-6 edge in second-chance factors.
Stanford: The Cardinal misplaced consecutive video games for simply the fourth time since 2010. They fell to 3-1 in opposition to ranked opponents for the season. … Regardless of the loss, Stanford has nonetheless held each opponent to below 78 factors and 41.5% from the sector. … The Cardinal leads the collection in opposition to UCLA 64-27.
UCLA: Hosts Arizona State subsequent Friday. The Bruins had been scheduled to play at Cal on Sunday, however that sport was postponed resulting from COVID-19 developments throughout the Cal program.
Stanford: Hosts Southern California on Sunday in Santa Cruz.
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