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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Senior Dorian Pickens scored a career-high 26 points, including a 3-pointer in the final two minutes of the second overtime, to help Stanford surprise UCLA 107-99 in Pac-12 Conference action Thursday night at Maples Pavilion. 

Pickens, who played a career-long 44 minutes of a possible 50, posted his second career double-double in the contest finishing with 10 rebounds to go along with his career-best point total. The senior also had six 3-pointers in the contest, going 6-for-11 from beyond the arc in the contest. 

"We didn't show tremendous energy in the first half," said Stanford head coach Jerod Haase. "I really challenged Dorian and our other captains at halftime. I could not be more proud of what he did, how he led the team, and I think the guys really responded to him."

Daejon Davis added a season-best 22 points for the Cardinal (7-8, 1-1), who have beaten the Bruins three of the past four meetings at home.

"We haven't won in a while," Davis said. "Now I'm looking forward to more moments like this."

Aaron Holiday scored 31 points, 29 after halftime, and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer of the first overtime to tie the game at 94 and give UCLA (11-4, 2-1) new life.

Pickens also hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining in regulation to tie it at 85 and send the game into overtime.

"I just wanted to get a shot up," Pickens said. "I pumped faked and he went up so I got a good look and it felt good."

Kezie Okpala dunked with 33 seconds left and Oscar Da Silva came up with a huge block in the final five seconds of the first overtime. Okpala hit 1-of-2 free throws to put Stanford ahead 94-91 and before Holiday's 3-pointer.

Kris Wilkes had 18 points, Gyorgy Goloman scored 14 and Prince Ali added 16 points for the Bruins, who had a four-game win streak snapped.

Michael Humphrey, who finished with 14 points, sank a pair of free throws early in overtime to give Stanford its first lead since 32-30 late in the first half.

"We couldn't guard Davis," Alford said. "Davis was terrific. Pickens was terrific. First half, Travis was really good, we just didn't have an answer, really, for Pickens and Davis."

Reid Travis scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half and finished with 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. He fouled out with 2:22 left in regulation.

Stanford returns to action on Sunday against USC at Maples Pavilion to close a home stretch of five consecutive games against California teams at home.