Stanford surrendered triple digits at Maples Pavilion in regulation time for the first time in almost 30 years as the BYU Cougars came in and ran past the Cardinal Monday night 112-103.
Tyler Haws scored 31 points for the sizzling-hot Cougars (2-0), who shot 53.5 percent from the floor and opened up a 54-46 halftime lead.
Chasson Randle scored a career-high 33 points for the Cardinal (1-1), who were just not able to keep up with the frenetic pace BYU set. Stanford shot 34-for-74 in the game (45.9 percent) and were harried into 16 turnovers.
Dwight Powell added 28 points for the Cardinal, while Anthony Brown tossed in 16 and John Gage came off the bench for 12.
Stanford fell behind by as many as 19 points twice during the second half and rallied a bit, but never made it particularly interesting down the stretch.
Josh Huestis led the Cardinal with nine rebounds, but scored just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting. Powell had three steals, but the Cougars only turned the ball over 11 times.
Stanford got caught going one-on-one a lot on the offensive end, as just 14 of their 34 field goals were assisted. By contrast, BYU notched 23 assists on their 38 makes.
All five Cougar starters were in double figures. Besides Haws’ team0high 31 points and eight rebounds, Matt Carlino had 26 points, Kyle Collinsworth chipped in 14 points and nine assists, Nate Austin scored 12 points and had eight boards and Eric Mika had 12 points, as well. Haws and Collinsworth also had three steals apiece, while Anson Winder came off the bench for 10 points.
The loss, which came on the heels of Stanford’s struggle to beat Bucknell Friday night in their opener, doesn’t bode well for coach Johnny Dawkins, who is operating under what appears to be an NCAA tournament-or-else edict for this season. Stanford hasn’t gone dancing in Dawkins’ five years on The Farm.
It was the first time the Cardinal had surrendered 100 points at home in regulation since a 129-108 win over Yale in December 1985. For BYU, it was its first visit to Maples Pavilion since 1969, the year the arena opened.
Stanford will try to bounce back Thursday night when Northwestern (1-0) visits for an 8 p.m. tipoff.