January 9, 2015 by SBNATION — UCLA needed a win in the worst way coming into its Thursday night matchup against Stanford. The Bruins’ season was spiraling out of control thanks to a five-game losing streak that included a national embarrassment against Kentucky. Yes, four of the five games were away from Pauley Pavilion and all five teams the Bruins lost to are potential NCAA Tournament squads. Still, for a program as proud as UCLA, that type of context doesn’t provide much consolation.
Stanford is a good team in its own right. The Cardinal have taken out ranked teams in Texas and Washington and entered the night at 9-4. For most of the game, it looked like Stanford would push UCLA’s losing streak to six games. When Chasson Randle hit a three-pointer with just over eight minutes remaining, Stanford led 64-51. That’s when Bruins freshman forward Kevon Looney decided it was time to remind everyone he was the best player on the court.
Over the next four minutes, Looney scored 10 points to bring UCLA back into the game. It started with a three-pointer from the right corner, included a put back off an offensive rebound and three made free throws. Oh yeah, Looney also took a defensive rebound coast-to-coast and did this, too:
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