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Stanford vs. Colorado: Tree Up, Tree Down

What a difference a couple days makes. After slogging through a win over lowly Utah that was too close for comfort, Stanford pounded Colorado, 84-64, at Maples Pavilion. The win improved the Cardinal's Pac-12 record to 5-1 and left Buffaloes head coach Tad Boyle impressed. "We got manhandled out there," Boyle said. Here's a look at three good and three two bad things from the win.

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Chasson Randle

The freshman point guard matched a career-high with four 3-pointers and scored 18 points on 6-for-11 shooting. He also added five rebounds and two assists. For only the second time this season, Randle didn't commit turnover. The Cardinal committed only 11 turnovers as a team.

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Josh Huestis

Huestis followed up his 13-point, 10-rebound performance against Utah with another strong game. The sophomore scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds. He also had four blocks, including two on consecutive Colorado possessions.

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Andy Brown

Brown, who missed the last two seasons with knee injuries, made one of two free throws for the first point of his Stanford career.

Second Half Start

Stanford took a 39-33 lead into the break, but a 9-3 Colorado run over the first 3 minutes of the second half tied the score at 42. Back-to-back jumpers by Andrew Zimmermann and Huestis sparked a 32-5 Stanford run that put the Buffs away.


Free Throw Shooting

This could've gone in the "Tree Up" section, as 65% is a lot better than the 29% mark that Stanford posted on Thursday. Maybe this is about as good as we can expect. Aaron Bright went 6-for-6.


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It's hard to find much negative to say about Stanford's most complete game of the season. "They played as well as they have all year on both ends of the floor," head coach Johnny Dawkins said.