UCLA guard Jules Bernard, center, struggles to keep possession of the ball while defended by Stanford forward Spencer Jones, left, and guard Isa Silva at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Sat Jan 29, 2022 (AP News photo)
By Daniel Dullum
Saturday, January 29, 2022
UCLA went into Saturday’s Pac-12 men’s basketball game against Stanford shorthanded, but their personnel situation was hardly noticeable.
The No. 7-ranked Bruins shut down the visiting Cardinal 66-43 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, gaining sole possession of first place in the conference.
Jules Bernard led UCLA with 16 points as the Bruins (16-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-12) won their sixth straight game. Jake Kyman scored a season-high 15 points in 27 minutes, helping a Bruins offense that was missing leading scorer Johnny Juzang, who sat out his second straight game due to COVID-19 protocols. Tyler Campbell contributed ten points and nine assists.
Also missing for UCLA: Jaime Jacquez Jr. and Jaylen Clark. Jacquez aggravated a right ankle injury just seven minutes in, and Clark sat out his third straight game due to concussion protocol.
Stanford (12-7, 5-4) had its problems on offense as the Cardinal had their two-game winning streak snapped. The Cardinal hit 13 of 48 field goal attempts, including 3 of 20 behind the arc. The Bruins defense forced 22 turnovers.
The Bruins, meanwhile, had their own offensive struggles, hitting 22 of 59 from the field while missing 25 threes.
Isa Silva led the Cardinal scoring with eight points off the bench, and Harrison Ingram, Stanford’s leading scorer, was held to five points while committing four turnovers.
Stanford returns home to host California on Tuesday night, opening a four-game home stand.