Jan 26, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Dwight Powell (33) and USC Trojans forward Nikola Jovanovic (32) go for a loose ball in the second half of the game at Galen Center. Stanford Cardinal won in overtime 77-71. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chasson Randle Heats Up In OT, Leads Stanford Cardinal Past USC Trojans


Chasson Randle scored seven of his team-high 17 points in overtime and the Stanford Cardinal held off the USC Trojans 79-71 in overtime Sunday at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

The Cardinal (13-6, 4-3 Pac-12 Conference) led 58-51 with 3:54 remaining in regulation, but USC (10-10, 1-6) rallied, scoring five points in the final minute to tie the game up.

Josh Huestis knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:30 left to give Stanford a 61-56 lead, but Pe’Shon Howard’s 3-ball brought the Trojans back to within two with 34 seconds to go.

Byron Wesley made two free throws with 22 seconds left to tie it. Dwight Powell missed a potential game-winning jumper for the Cardinal with five seconds left. John Gage got the rebound, but Howard stole the ball and time expired.

Anthony Brown made one of two from the line and Randle canned a 3-pointer in the first minute of overtime, however, and Stanford never trailed after that.

Huestis scored 16 points for the Cardinal, Powell added 14 points and three steals, Gage scored 12 points and had four steals and Brown finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Wesley had 18 points for the Trojans. Howard finished with 13 points, seven steals and six assists and J.T. Terrell logged 13 points and eight rebounds. Strahinja Gavrilovic added 12 points.

Stanford was 25-for-61 (41 percent) overall, 9-for-23 (39.1 percent) from 3-point range and 20-for-28 (71.4 percent) from the free throw line. USC was 24-for-57 (42.1 percent), 4-for-13 (30.8 percent) and 19-for-30 (63.3 percent).

USC outrebounded Stanford 40-39 and had 15 turnovers to 14 for the Cardinal.

Stanford returns home to face No. 1 Arizona Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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