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No. 2 Stanford upset by Bruins

Stanford's Candice Wiggins, from, attempts to keep the ball away from UCLA's Lindsay Pluimer during the Bruin's 69-56 upset Friday.
Stanford's Candice Wiggins, from, attempts to keep the ball away from UCLA's Lindsay Pluimer during the Bruin's 69-56 upset Friday. AP

LOS ANGELES -- Darxia Morris scored 20 points, Lindsay Pluimer added 12 and UCLA upset No. 2 Stanford 69-56 Friday night.

The Bruins (7-7, 2-1 Pac-10) led virtually the entire game against a Cardinal team that had been blowing out opponents by an average of 20.2 points.

Candice Wiggins had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Jayne Appel added 17 points for Stanford (12-2, 2-1), which had its nine-game winning streak snapped. Kayla Pedersen added 13 rebounds, but was held to 2 points -- 11 below her average.

After trailing by 16 points, the Cardinal rallied to get within seven twice in the final 8½ minutes. Wiggins scored 10 straight points, but the Cardinal was doomed by 29 percent field goal shooting.

They missed some open shots and committed more of their 17 turnovers before being forced to foul down the stretch.

The Bruins had already lost to 2006 national champion Maryland and 2007 champion Tennessee at home this season. But their defense came up big late in the game.

UCLA dominated the start of the second half, running its lead to 50-34 while Stanford stumbled with four turnovers and 0-for-7 shooting.

No. 10 CALIFORNIA 57, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 52, at Los Angeles -- Devanei Hampton had season highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds to help the Bears overcome a poor shooting night.

The Bears (12-2, 3-0 Pac-10) shot 50 percent from the free-throw line, 40 percent from the floor and 28 percent on 3-pointers -- their lowest percentages in a win this season.

They also committed 25 turnovers, but Hampton bailed them out. In just her fifth game since knee surgery Nov. 9, Hampton was 8-of-14 from the field and made some key plays in the final minutes.

She assisted on Ashley Walker's lone second-half basket to put Cal up 48-44 with 5 minutes, 14 seconds to play. With 1:26 remaining and USC (8-6, 1-2) down 54-50, Hampton grabbed an offensive rebound and fed it to Lauren Greif, who was fouled and made one free throw.

The Trojans had a chance to tie the score in the final seconds after Greif turned the ball over under USC's basket with 22.5 seconds left.

But two missed shots later, Alexis Gray-Lawson got a rebound, and Greif made a layup with 1 second to play.

Davis High grad Walker was 6 of 12 from the field for 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

ELSEWHERE -- No. 9 Baylor (12-1) defeated Texas State 84-57 at Waco as Rachel Allison led the way with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Texas State fell to 6-7. ... No. 16 Texas (12-2) was a 91-43 winner over Texas Pan-American (8-8) 43 as Ashley Lindsey scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half to help the Longhorns run away. ... No. 23 Colorado (11-2) was a 65-53 winner over visiting Pepperdine 5-8), as Jackie McFarland had 19 points and eight rebounds to help the Buffaloes win their 10th straight.

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