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No. 18 STANFORD (13-5, 6-4) at UCLA...

No. 18 STANFORD (13-5, 6-4) at UCLA (12-7, 7-3)

Time--2 p.m. TV--Channel 7.

Radio--XTRA (690), KIEV (870).

These are two teams experiencing severe technical difficulties, in desperate need of a victory, and in danger of dropping into the NCAA tournament limbo zone without one today. Thursday night against USC, a slow start and woeful outside shooting doomed Stanford to its third consecutive conference road loss and a plummet to fifth place. UCLA, meanwhile, succumbed to California’s late rush, and has lost three of its last four overall, two of three in the conference. The Bruin tumble has coincided with the lack of production of sixth man Kris Johnson, who will require surgery to clean out bone spurs in his right ankle after the season and hasn’t scored in double-digits since UCLA’s victory at USC on Jan. 23. In the last meeting, Cardinal Brevin Knight made four three-point baskets in the first 6:26 and Stanford humiliated UCLA, 109-51.

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