Scheduling can be a funny thing. Five days after losing in the championship game of the Legends Classic, Stanford wrapped up regional play in the event Sunday with a 92-60 shellacking of South Dakota State.
The Cardinal (6-2) were blown out by Pitt in the final at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Tuesday night and seemed intent to take it out on the Jackrabbits (3-6) at Maples Pavilion.
Stanford outscored South Dakota State 30-8 in the paint, 21-6 in points off turnovers and 8-2 on fast-break points, stretching its lead to as much as 39 points before coach Johnny Dawkins began to empty the bench.
Stanford shot a sizzling 59.6 percent (34-for-57) and South Dakota State was a frigid 33.8 percent (22-for-65) from the floor.
Chasson Randle scored 21 points and had three steals for the Cardinal. Anthony Brown finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Josh Huestis had 13 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots and Stefan Nastic scored 10 points. Dwight Powell also dished out four assists.
For the Jackrabbits, Jordan Dykstra scored 20 points and Brayden Carlson had 16. Connor Devine paced South Dakota State with seven rebounds and Chad White had two assists.
Stanford will now take a nearly two-week break from their schedule, returning on Dec. 14 against UC Davis at Maples Pavilion for a 5 p.m. Pacific tip.