If Johnny Dawkins would have jammed his fingers any harder, he might have broken them.

By the time the Stanford head coach called a timeout with 12 minutes, 33 seconds left in the first half, his Cardinal were reeling and the UCLA basketball team was scorching.

Sophomore guard Tyler Lamb's 3-pointer gave the Bruins a 10-point lead in the game's first eight minutes and UCLA barely cooled off in the first half.

Stanford, though, benefited from Bruins sloppiness late in the second half to make it a tight game once more, and two teams whose first matchup went to the wire once more battled it out.

The Bruins, though, pulled out their second straight win with a 72-61 victory victory over Stanford on Thursday night in front of 5,207 at the Sports Arena.