STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dorian Pickens thought solely of being aggressive and let the chips fall. He was almost good.
Pickens scored 25 factors, making 5 three-pointers, and Stanford handed Oregon its worst lack of the Dana Altman period, beating the Geese ninety six-sixty one Saturday.
KZ Okpala added 20 factors for the Cardinal (thirteen-eleven, 7-four Pac-12), who gained their second straight and seventh in 10 video games. Reid Travis added 17 factors.
“All of us needed to return out and be aggressive proper from the leap,” Pickens stated. “One among our themes for this recreation was to assault at each ends proper from the tip-off. We did that and it paid off.”
Troy Brown scored 15 factors for Oregon (15-eight, 5-5), who had a 3-recreation profitable streak snapped. Victor Bailey, Jr. added thirteen factors and Elijah Brown and Paul White scored 10 every.
The sport appeared to activate a blown name. Oregon threw the ball out of bounds however was awarded the ball. Payton Pritchard hit a three-pointer moments later to convey the Geese inside 19-sixteen.
Daejon Davis hit a three-pointer on the opposite finish that sparked a thirteen-zero run and Stanford was in management the remainder of method. Davis flirted with a triple-double, scoring 9 factors, grabbing seven rebounds and allotting eight assists.
“It was an superior step ahead,” Stanford coach Jarod Haase stated. “Personally I need to benefit from the heck out of it. I am hoping it is an essential step, an awesome win towards an ideal coach. We now have to absorb stride with the intent of rising.”
Pickens was 9-of-eleven capturing from the ground together with 5 of 6 from three-level vary. Okpala hit a layup within the remaining minute of the primary half and the Cardinal took a 50-34 lead into halftime.
“We’d like him to be aggressive in all methods,” Haase stated. “Dorian will not brag about himself however I’ll fortunately brag about him.”
Oregon hadn’t misplaced by greater than 12 all yr. The Geese additionally gave up a season-excessive in factors. Stanford scored 107 factors in an additional time victory over UCLA on Jan. four.
“It is type of arduous to take,” Altman stated. “You get outrebounded by thirteen, they shoot sixty two %, Pickens acquired straightforward appears — we simply did not do an excellent job. Their freshmen (Davis and Okpala) performed nicely, Daejon actually moved the ball properly. They received to the basket on us.”
It is also Stanford’s largest victory over Oregon ever.
“We could not cease them,” Altman stated.
Oregon misplaced by greater than 35 factors for simply the second time in eight years beneath Dana Altman. “I do not know if effort was the issue,” Altman stated. “Our power degree wasn’t good; we positive…