Jan 12, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Josh Huestis (24) dribbles the ball past Oregon Ducks forward Mike Moser(right) and forward Elgin Cook (23) during the game at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford Cardinal Hang On To Upset Oregon Ducks 82-80

The Stanford Cardinal upset the 17th-ranked Oregon Ducks 82-80 in Eugene on Sunday.

Stanford (10-5, 1-2) won their first Pac-12 Conference game of the 2014 season, led by Anthony Brown’s career-high 24 points.  The junior guard shot a woeful 1-for-10 from the field in their loss to Oregon State on Thursday, but atoned for it by making 10-of-12 from the field against the Ducks (13-3, 1-3).  Chasson Randle backed up Brown’s performance with 23 points of his own, along with six rebounds and four assists.  Dwight Powell was limited to 14 points, but added five rebounds and a team-high six assists and three steals.  Josh Huestis shot 0-of-7 from the field, but grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Cardinal.

Oregon was led by Mike Moser’s 24 points, including 4-of-7 behind the 3-point arc.  Jason Calliste added 12 points, while Damyeon Dotson scored 10 points.   Moser grabbed six rebounds while Johnathan Lloyd dished out six assists.

Oregon opened up a 27-21 lead with 7:19 left before intermission by canning 9-0f-15 field goals.  But Brown converted on a jump shot and a layup in transition to lead a 10-2 Stanford run, and a brief lead at 31-29.  Stanford led at the half time 41-37, including 14 points off of 11 Oregon turnovers.

Stanford led throughout the second half, but Oregon was able to close the deficit to two points on four straight possessions, the last one at 64-62 with 11:38 on the game clock, thanks to three Moser 3-pointers.  However, Stanford was able to hold off the Ducks each time.  Lloyd got the Ducks to within 77-74 at the 2:12 mark, but Brown responded with a jumper of his own.

Oregon could have sent the game into overtime on the last possession, but Lloyd missed a jumper and Dominic Artis rimmed out a layup at the buzzer.

Stanford shot 52.6 percent (30-for-57) from the field, 42.9 percent (6-for-14) behind the 3-point arc, and 64.0 percent (16-for-25) from the free throw line.  Stanford out-rebounded Oregon 32-26.

Oregon shot 52.2 percent (24-for-46) from the field,  54.5 percent (12-for-22) behind the 3-point arc, and 76.9 percent (20-for-26) from the free throw line.

Stanford returns to Maples Pavilion to battle Washington State on Wednesday.  Tipoff is 7 p.m. Pacific.


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