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UCLA beats Stanford 68-60 for 7th straight win and sweep of Pac-12 opening weekend

  • Stanford's Dwight Powell, center, looks to shoot as he is defended by UCLA's David Wear, left, and Kyle Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

  • UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad, center, gets a rebound against Stanford's Chasson Randle, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

  • UCLA's Travis Wear reacts after making a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

  • Stanford's Chasson Randle, top, shoots over UCLA's Larry Drew II during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

Shabazz Muhammad scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half when UCLA pulled away to defeat Stanford 68-60 on Saturday, extending its winning streak to seven games.

Jordan Adams added 12 points and Kyle Anderson had 12 rebounds for the Bruins (12-3, 2-0 Pac-12), who are on their longest run of consecutive wins since taking 10 in a row during the 2008-09 season. They won their eighth straight at home against Stanford, and 11th in their last 12.

The victory allowed UCLA to complete a sweep on opening weekend of Pac-12 play. The Bruins beat California 79-65 on Thursday.

Dwight Powell had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Chasson Randle added 17 points for Stanford (9-6, 0-2). The Cardinal lost at Southern California 71-69 two days earlier, and they fell to 9-29 on the road in conference play dating to the 2008-09 season.