The Stanford Cardinal (16-11, 7-7 Pac-12) defeated the Oregon State Beavers (13-14, 3-11 Pac-12) by the final of 82-72. Josh Huestis got his second double-double in as many games as the Cardinal had all five starters score double-digit points.
The first half was very even with both teams holding moderate leads over each other at certain points throughout, but a late jumper made by Roberto Nelson with three seconds left in the half was the difference, giving Oregon State the 35-34 lead at the half. Nelson ended the half with nine points.
Leading the way for Stanford was guard Chasson Randle who scored 12 points and hauled in four rebounds. Big-man John Gage also added six points and a couple of rebounds as the second-highest scorer for the Cardinal. Aaron Bright missed all three of his first half shots but was the main facilitator for the team with five assists.
The Beavers got pretty high outputs from Joe Burton and Devin Collier to go along with Nelson. Burton went six-of-nine from the field and scored 12 points and also grabbed six boards in what was a great first half for him. Teammate Collier scored eight points and had three rebounds as well.
The second half was all about the Cardinal, and they delivered. Not only did they outscore the Beavers by 11, they did it as a team. As I mentioned, Huestis ended the game with a double-double.
Dwight Powell also had a great evening scoring a majority of his 14 points in the second half, and also adding 11 rebounds. Bright also had a strong half scoring all 12 of his points in the half to go along with his 6 assists. Junior Andy Brown had a strong game as well and finished with 13 points.
Randle, who was Stanford’s best player in the first half of the game, ended up only scoring three points for 15 total in the game, and eventually fouled out. Gage also went scoreless in the half.
Oregon State tried to ride Nelson and Burton to victory like they did in the first half, but it only took them so far. Only Nelson and sophomore forward Eric Moreland, who ended the game with 11 points and 11 rebounds, had a good half for the Beavers.
Nelson scored 19 points, giving him 28 total for the game. However, he alone was not enough for the Beavers against the Cardinal. Burton ended with 16 points in a four-point second half.
It was a great outting for the Cardinal who looked like they came to play today. They held the best three-point shooting team in the conference to just 2-15 shooting, good for just 13.3%. They also rebounded pretty well and got 10+ points from all their starters to help ensure the victory.
Stanford’s next game is against the #23 Oregon Ducks this coming Saturday. The Ducks were defeated by the Cal Bears earlier this evening.
Topics: Aaron Bright, Chasson Randle, Devin Collier, Dwight Powell, Eric Moreland, Joe Burton, John Gage, Oregon State Basketball, Oregon State Beavers, Roberto Nelson, Stanford Cardinal, Stanford Cardinal Basketball