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Ogwumike has 21 points, 15 rebounds; No. 4 Stanford women hold off UCLA, 72-55

  • Stanford 's Chiney Ogwumike (13) grabs a lob pass in front of UCLA 's Atonye Nyingifa (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford 's Chiney Ogwumike (13) grabs a lob pass in front of UCLA 's Atonye Nyingifa (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer talks to her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer talks to her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford 's Chiney Ogwumike (13) reaches for a rebound against UCLA's Atonye Nyingifa, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford 's Chiney Ogwumike (13) reaches for a rebound against UCLA's Atonye Nyingifa, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and 15 rebounds, helping No. 4 Stanford hold off UCLA's upset bid in a 72-55 win Friday night.

Lili Thompson added 15 points for the Cardinal (18-1, 7-0 in the Pac-12), who won their 17th straight since losing at top-ranked Connecticut in November. Erica McCall added 11 points and Sara James had 10.

Atonye Nyingifa scored 18 points to lead the Bruins (10-10, 4-4 Pac-12), who had won three of their previous four games. Nirra Fields scored 13 points.

The game was tied at 39 early in the second half when James hit consecutive 3-pointers to start a Cardinal run that eventually led to a 66-51 advantage heading into the final five minutes.

UCLA harassed Stanford into 16 turnovers and stayed within striking distance much of the game. The Bruins, who dressed eight healthy players for the contest, finally seemed to run out of steam.