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Stanford beats UCLA at Pauley again

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Stanford stands alone at Pauley Pavilion.

The 17th-ranked Cardinal beat No. 13 UCLA 86-76 Thursday night, their fifth consecutive win on the Bruins' home court. That's the longest such streak in the history of one of college basketball's most famous arenas.

Notre Dame won four in a row at UCLA from 1977-80.

"We definitely don't take what we've done here for granted at all," said Stanford's Casey Jacobsen, who had 20 points. "Every time we come here, this is one of the games I've circled on the calendar. It's really a tough place to win. UCLA always has good teams."

Julius Barnes scored 23 points for Stanford (12-4, 5-2 Pac-10), which beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.

The Bruins (13-5, 5-3) have lost two straight for the first time this season. In a 96-86 defeat at No. 10 Arizona last Saturday, they blew a 20-point lead.

"We hate Stanford and they came out and beat us," said Matt Barnes, a senior who led UCLA with 20 points and will graduate without having won at home against the Cardinal. "They're a very skilled and talented team. Any mistake you make, they're going to counter."

Stanford took advantage of foul trouble by UCLA center Dan Gadzuric, who had 19 points, to finish with a 45-37 rebound advantage.

The Bruins haven't beaten Stanford at home since 1997, the last time they won a Pac-10 championship.

"Each year, you always say you're going to change that streak, and you feel ready. We felt so good, even though we had that tough loss on Saturday," UCLA junior Jason Kapono said. "We have a team full of seniors that this was their last chance. It's always tough to swallow."

With the game tied at 57, Stanford took control with an 18-7 run during which Jacobsen hit two 3-pointers, the second giving the Cardinal their first double-digit lead of the game.

NO. 1 DUKE 88, BOSTON COLLEGE 78: Carlos Boozer matched his career high with 28 points for the visiting Blue Devils (17-1), who led by as many as 29 points in the first half and have won five straight since their only loss to Florida State.

Troy Bell scored 26 points for the Eagles (14-5), who lost for the fourth time in six games.

NO. 7 VIRGINIA 93, VMI 59: J.C. Mathis had career-highs of 20 points and 15 rebounds as the short-handed Cavaliers (14-2) — starters Travis Watson and Adam Hall are both recovering from injuries — beat the Keydets for the 22nd consecutive time.

Freshman Jason Conley, who leads Division I in scoring, had 25 points for visiting VMI (6-12), which lost for the eighth time in nine games.

NO. 16 GONZAGA 93, SAN FRANCISCO 73: Blake Stepp scored 21 points and Dan Dickau added 19 as the Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 West Coast Conference) used a 20-4 second-half run to pull away to their 22nd straight home win.

Shamell Stallworth had 14 points for the Dons (8-10, 3-2), who were outrebounded 49-28.

WASHINGTON 97, NO. 19 OREGON 92: Doug Wrenn scored a career-high 32 points, including six in the final 1:19, for the Huskies (8-11, 2-7 Pac-10), who had lost three straight and nine of 10.

Frederick Jones had 27 points and Luke Ridnour matched his career-high with 23 for the visiting Ducks (14-5, 6-2), who had won four straight and 10 of 11.

NO. 20 OHIO ST. 69, MICHIGAN 47: Brian Brown scored 17 points and Brent Darby added 16 for the Buckeyes (15-2, 6-0), who won their ninth straight overall and 13th in a row in the conference.

Lavell Blanchard had 11 points for the visiting Wolverines (7-9, 3-4), who took their worst loss in the series with their chief rival since 1968.

NO. 22 MIAMI 76, VILLANOVA 58: Darius Rice had 30 points and 10 rebounds for the Hurricanes (18-2, 5-2 Big East), becoming the first Miami player to have consecutive 30-point games since Eric Brown in 1989.

Rice, who had 32 points against Providence on Saturday, was 10-of-15 from the field and had four 3-pointers as the Hurricanes improved to 12-0 at home.

Gary Buchanan led the Wildcats (10-6, 3-4) with 15 points but was 5-for-18 from the field, including 3-for-12 from behind the arc.

CALIFORNIA 92, NO. 23 USC 91 (OT): Shantay Legans' 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Bears (14-3, 6-2 Pac-10) the victory and tied the school record with 15 3-pointers. Brian Wethers had 24 points for visiting California, which is off to its best start in 42 years, including the trey that tied the game with 4.6 seconds left in regulation.

Sam Clancy had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Trojans (14-4, 6-2).