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Stanford vs. Cal: Tree Up, Tree Down

Here's a look at three good and three bad things from last night's 69-59 loss at Haas Pavilion.

Stefan Nastic

Nastic hadn't played more than 10 minutes since the first game of the season. He played 19 against the Bears and responded with a career-high 11 points. The 6-foot-11 sophomore made 7 of his 10 free throws and hit a buzzer-beater at the end of the first half that gave the Cardinal a 33-32 lead.

Dwight Powell

Nastic played more than usual because Dwight Powell was in foul trouble. Powell, who had a 20-point game against Cal last season, started strong, with 7 points in the first 5 minutes. He finished with 11 points and 4 rebounds in only 15 minutes, fouling out with more than 5 minutes to play. Still, his performance was encouraging. Now if he could only stay out of foul trouble.

Josh Huestis

Huestis didn't do anything spectacular, but he did have four blocks in addition to his seven points and four rebounds.

3-Point Shooting

Stanford shot 2-for-15 from beyond the arc. Even more telling, the Cardinal's only two made 3-pointers were by Josh Owens and Powell.


Cal outrebounded Stanford 41-31 overall and 11-4 on the offensive glass. The Bears turned some of those rebounds -- and 10 Stanford turnovers -- into points in transition, outscoring the Cardinal 10-0 on fast breaks. "They were just able to get more second-chance opportunities," Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins said.

Guard Play

Their three-point shooting struggles aside, Aaron Bright and Chasson Randle were completely outplayed. The duo combined for 12 points, 2 assists, and 5 turnovers.