PALO ALTO, California (Ticker) -- The inside attack of Justin Davis and the perimeter play of Josh Childress kept Stanford atop the Pac-10 Conference.
Davis scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half and Childress added 14 as the second-ranked Cardinal remained unbeaten with a 67-52 victory over UCLA.
Stanford (15-0, 6-0 Pac-10) is one of two unbeaten teams in the nation, along with St. Joseph's. After a sluggish start, the Cardinal force-fed Davis and the 6-9 senior took advantage of the Bruins' inexperienced frontcourt.
"This whole week, we focused on getting the ball down low," said Davis, who made 10-of-11 shots. "The last game against Cal, we were too far out when posting up."
Davis' layup gave Stanford a 21-10 lead 7:15 before halftime. He added four points and Matt Lottich chipped in a fast-break layup to cap an 11-2 spurt and make it 32-14 with 4:21 to go.
The Cardinal built the cushion to 42-21 at halftime, shooting 59 percent (17-of-29). They limited the Bruins to 36 percent (9-of-25) in the first half.
"We were good in the first half," Stanford coach Mike Montgomery said. "In the second half, UCLA was the aggressor."
UCLA (9-5, 5-2) has dropped two in a row following Saturday's blowout loss to Arizona. Dijon Thompson led the Bruins with 15 points.
The Bruins had a three-game winning streak at Maples Pavilion ended last season with a 52-51 defeat. Davis, a senior, still remembered the loss.
"Three of the last four years, they won," he said. "Teams that are not ranked are going to be gunning for you. You can't get complacent, you've got to go out and play hard."
Thompson's basket cut the deficit to 62-50 with 3:39 remaining. Stanford buckled down and did not allow another hoop.
The Cardinal held a commanding 36-25 edge on the glass and have outrebounded all 15 opponents.