Stanford Cardinal Blow Out Washington State Cougars

Jan 15, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal guard Marcus Allen (15) shoots the ball in front of Washington State Cougars guard Que Johnson (32) during the first half at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanford Cardinal put together a 24-4 run to bridge the first and second halves en route to an 80-48 pasting of the Washington State Cougars at Maples Pavilion Wednesday night.

The Cardinal (11-5, 2-2 Pac-12 Conference) were tied with the Cougars (8-9, 1-4) at 27-27 with 4:14 to go in the first half, but outscored Washington State 13-2 the rest of the half to take a 40-29 lead into intermission.

Stanford put the game away when it opened the second half on an 11-2 run to go up 51-31 with 16:24 left in the game.

Josh Huestis and Anthony Brown each scored 15 points for the Cardinal, with Marcus Allen scoring a season-high 11 off the bench and Dwight Power chipping in with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Leading scorer Chasson Randle had a quiet night, scoring just six points on 2-of-6 shooting.

Que Johnson scored 21 points for the Cougars and Royce Woolridge added 13 points and three assists. D.J. Helton had nine rebounds.

Washington State was 20-for-54 (37 percent) overall, 6-for-19 (31.6 percent) from 3-point range and 2-for-5 (40 percent) at the foul line. Stanford was 30-for-52 (57.7 percent), 8-for-20 (40 percent) and 12-for-20 (60 percent).

The Cardinal had a massive 37-23 edge on the glass and forced 12 turnovers while committing just nine.

Stanford, which has now won two straight after opening Pac-12 play 0-2, hosts Washington on Saturday night at Maples Pavilion. Tipoff is 8 p.m. Pacific.

Topics: Stanford Cardinal Basketball

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