Stanford collects 1st Pac-12 win in sturdy vogue, 85-71 over ASU

Stanford collects 1st Pac-12 win in strong fashion, 85-71 over ASU

Stanford’s first Pac-12 win within the Pac-12 was in all probability its finest efficiency of the younger season.

After losses to UCLA, USC and Arizona, the Cardinal put collectively a powerful run to start out the second half and beat Arizona State convincingly 85-71 Saturday afternoon at Maples Pavilion.

It was Stanford’s seventh win in its final eight residence video games in opposition to ASU.

KZ Okpala and Oscar da Silva had 21 factors apiece to steer the Cardinal (8-8, 1-Three Pac-12). Da Silva had 10 rebounds and Okpala 9. Daejon Davis added 13 factors and 9 assists.

The Cardinal led 76-57 with 4 minutes left.

The Solar Devils (11-5, 2-2) had 16 factors from Canadian freshman guard Luguentz Dort, 13 from Rob Edwards and 10 from Kimani Lawrence.

ASU didn’t assist itself with a 6-for-17 exhibiting from the foul line. The Solar Devils, nonetheless, made 9 of 20 three-pointers.

Stanford dedicated simply three turnovers within the first half and emerged with a 40-48 lead on the break. Da Silva had 14 factors, seven rebounds and two blocks in one among his finest halves of the season.

Dort, who fired three three-pointers in a span of 61 seconds, had 15 factors within the half, throughout which there have been 11 lead adjustments and 18 ties within the first half.

The Cardinal began the second half with a 12-Zero run. A 3-point lay by Josh Sharma, a baseline drive and dunk by da Silva, a fast-break layup by Okpala, a 3 from the nook by Cormac Ryan and a basket by reserve Lukas Kisunas on a feed from da Silva opened a 50-38 lead.

ASU’s Dort went to the bench after choosing up his fourth foul with 15:01 left.

The Solar Devils reduce the result in 54-49, however each Davis and Kisunas blocked layup tries by Martin. Then Sharma transformed a three-point play, da Silva scored from inside, and Isaac White hit a three-pointer for a 62-49 lead. White was instantly rewarded with a chest bump from head coach Jerod Haase throughout a timeout.

Tom FitzGerald is a San Francisco Chronicle workers author. E-mail: [email protected] Twitter: @tomgfitzgerald

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