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Stanford vs. Cal: Tree Up, Tree Down

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


Rebounding

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.