Freshman point guard Hallice Cooke had a career-high 16
points in his first start and Angus Brandt added 12. Oregon
State (9-6, 1-2 Pac-12) shot 8-for-15 from 3-point range and
snapped a four-game losing skid against Stanford.
Chasson Randle led Stanford (9-5, 0-2) with 30 points on
10-of-18 shooting, and Stefan Nastic chipped in 11 points.
Stanford is off to an 0-2 start in conference play for the
second straight season heading into Sunday's game at Oregon.
Stanford scored five points in the final minute of the first
half to pull within 37-32, but Nelson and Langston Morris-Walker
hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend the Beavers' lead to 10
with 17 minutes remaining. Stanford kept within single digits
despite battling foul trouble throughout the second half.
Cooke, who scored 14 points in last Saturday's loss at Utah, hit
one of his three 3-pointers to put Oregon State ahead 71-66 with
2:37 to play. Stanford received just two points from its bench
and was outrebounded 38-33.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Stanford C Grant Verhoeven was held scoreless
before fouling out with just under 14 minutes remaining. Forward
Josh Huestis also fouled out with under a minute to play after
collecting nine points and eight rebounds. … Oregon State shot
23-for-32 from the foul line while Stanford was 22-for-25 after
going 10-for-20 from the line in last week's loss to California.
…. Stanford fell to 12-33 in Pac-12 road games dating back to
the 2008-09 season.
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