Stanford, CA – Chasson Randle scored 17 points and Stanford put forth an excellent defensive effort in crushing 10th-ranked Oregon, 76-52, on Wednesday at Maples Pavilion.
The Cardinal (13-8, 4-4 Pac 12) thrived from beyond the arc, making 8-of-14 shots from long distance. In addition, they held the Ducks to 34.6 percent shooting and forced them into 20 turnovers in capturing their third victory in four games.
Josh Huestis and Dwight Powell both posted double-doubles, with Huestis tallying 14 points and 13 rebounds. Powell totaled 12 points and 13 boards, while Aaron Bright made all three of his 3-point attempts en route to 12 points in the victory.
"It's definitely one of the best games I think our guys have played, being the fact that they're such a highly ranked team," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "I think our kids had some other good moments as well, but this definitely ranks up there as one of the better moments for our program."
Oregon (18-3, 7-1) didn't even show up in losing its first conference game of the season. The Ducks trailed nearly the entire contest and none of their starters finished in double-figures.
Carlos Emory scored 12 points off the bench as the Ducks' nine-game winning streak came to a screeching halt.
Stanford took control early by jumping out to a 20-8 lead following four made 3-pointers during an 18-2 surge. Randle scored eight straight during the run before Bright and John Gage each contributed a triple to the push.
The Cardinal went silent from the field for a 5 1/2 minute stretch later in the stanza, allowing the Ducks to pull within 29-22, but Stanford scored six straight to end the first half and take a 13-point edge into the break.
The Ducks, who had 10 turnovers in the first half, didn't address their ball security issues at halftime very well, as they committed 10 more over the final 20 minutes to let Stanford pull away for good.
Powell's three-point play early in the second half began a 12-0 run for the Cardinal, staking them to a 47-25 advantage after back-to-back triples from Randle and Bright.
After an 8-for-22 shooting performance in the first half, Oregon converted just 33.3 percent of its field goals in the second half. They would trail by as many as 25 points and never came closer than 19 the rest of the way.
"We just got it handed to us," Oregon coach Dana Altman admitted.
For a second consecutive game, Oregon was without guard Dominic Artis, who is out indefinitely with a foot injury ... Stanford snapped a two-game losing streak to Oregon and leads the all-time series 90-47 ... Stanford scored 21 points off the Ducks' 20 turnovers.