Stanford basketball defeated the Oregon State Beavers 79-66 on Wednesday night in Maples Pavilion. This is Stanford’s second win in a row after defeating the California Golden Bears Friday night at home 73-68. Up next on the Stanford basketball schedule is the Oregon Ducks on Saturday at 1pm in Maples Pavilion and on the Pac-12 Network. The Stanford basketball record improves to 14-13 on the season. Recaps and highlights are below.
“Reid Travis had 17 points and eight rebounds [. . .]
Marcus Allen also scored 17, Dorian Pickens added 15 and Robert Cartwright had 10 as the Cardinal beat the Beavers for the 21st time in the last 23 games between the two teams at Maples Pavilion.”
“''The way we're playing now is great for this time of year,'' Travis said following Stanford's 79-66 win over Oregon State on Wednesday. ''I feel like we're really taking off. Even though our record doesn't reflect it I really do feel that we're one of the top teams so take that as you want to.''“
“something just didn’t look right with Oregon State from the start. The Beavers were playing with their usual unwavering confidence and solid effort but their execution, and their ability to slow down some of Stanford’s stand-out talents, was noticeably lacking.”
“Stanford built a quick double-digit lead despite a strong start by Rakocevic. The 6-foot-11-foot center, averaging 3.8 points going into the game, matched his season high in the first half while scoring 12 points on 6 of 8 shooting.
The Cardinal countered with a more balanced attack after adjusting to the Beavers' zone defense. Travis, Allen, Cartwright and Pickens combined for 32 points in the first half to help Stanford take a 43-33 lead.”
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“Dorian Pickens had 15 points and Robert Cartwright 10 for Stanford, which outscored OSU in the paint 46-22.
Oregon State (5-24, 1-15), which beat Utah in its previous game for its lone Pac-12 win, went through one scoring drought after another. For most of the game, the Beavers’ main offensive option was Gligorije Rakocevic, a 6-foot-11 center from Montenegro, who scored 16 points.”
“Sophomore forward Drew Eubanks had a huge second half and finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season and the eighth of his career. He had just four points and four rebounds at halftime. Eubanks also had a team-high three assists and hit 11 of 12 free throws.”