"Although an all around effort, one player stands out from the rest. Sophomore guard Dorian Pickens had a career night after scoring twenty five points and missing only four times while shining from beyond the arc and the floor as well. Stanford also had three other players, Rosco Allen, Marcus Allen, and Michael Humphrey, score in the double digits.
Offensively, Stanford succeeded because of such great shooting. For the most part, they shot many mid-range jumpers and threes. From the field, Stanford shot 47.4 percent and made 43.5 percent of their baskets from behind the arc. In past losses, Stanford struggled with shooting, but this time, Stanford seemed to make almost everything.
On defense, Stanford could not have done better. USC typically excels on offense led by Sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin, but on Thursday, McLaughlin was held to only four points."