STANFORD, Calif. -- Chasson Randle scored 17 points, Josh Huestis had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Stanford stunned Oregon on the big stage again by routing the 10th-ranked Ducks 76-52 Wednesday night.
More than two months after Stanford's football team handed Oregon its only loss of the season, the Cardinal (13-8, 4-4 Pac-12) dominated the Ducks from the start for the program's first victory over a top 10 team in almost five years.
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Carlos Emory scored 12 points and Arsalan Kazemi had six points and nine rebounds in the first conference loss of the season for the Ducks (18-3, 7-1), whose nine-game winning streak also ended. Oregon had matched its highest ranking since March 2007 this week but surely will take a tumble in the AP poll now.
Dwight Powell added 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Aaron Bright finished with 12 points as Stanford built a 25-point lead early in the second half and coasted to the buzzer. Stanford outshot Oregon 52 to 35 percent from the floor. The Cardinal also went 8 of 14 from 3-point range, while the Ducks converted only 4 of 16 from beyond the arc.
Oregon's best start in conference play since finishing 10-0 in the 1925-26 season is over. Once again, the Ducks can thank Stanford for ruining an undefeated run.
The Cardinal football team also outlasted Oregon in November on the way to a Pac-12 title and Rose Bowl victory. Coincidentally, Jordan Williamson, who kicked the winning 37-yard field goal in overtime at top-ranked Oregon, and a few teammates stood in the first row of the Stanford student section.
The Cardinal men's basketball team hadn't beaten a ranked opponent since Jan. 13, 2011, when it topped Washington 58-56 at home. The last top 10 team Stanford had upset came when the Cardinal won at Washington State 67-65 in overtime on Feb. 2, 2008.
Despite Oregon's strong start, the Ducks entered the game as 2 1/2-point underdogs. In the end the only surprise was that Las Vegas bookmakers didn't make the line even higher.
Stanford followed up its 87-57 win at Utah on Sunday - its most lopsided league victory in nine years - with another runaway performance.
The only celebration Oregon enjoyed came after Kazemi's two-handed slam in the opening moments. That faded fast when the Oregon forward fell hard going for a rebound on the next defensive possession.
Kazemi, who had concussion in a win against Nevada on Dec. 31, lay on the court holding his head for more than a minute before being helped up by a team trainer. He later returned and showed no effects from the injury.
With Kazemi recovering on the bench, Stanford started its surge.
Randle, Powell, Bright and John Gage each hit a 3-pointer during an 18-2 run that brought the sparse crowd roaring to its feet. The Cardinal clamped down on defense, too, pushed the pace for quick scores to go ahead 20-8 in the first 8 minutes.
Oregon missed its first six shots from beyond the arc and committed 20 turnovers, including three egregious errors just before the break. Stanford scored after each one, part of a quick 6-0 burst capped by Anthony Brown's bank hook that helped the Cardinal carry a 35-22 lead into the locker room.
Stanford started even faster in the second half.
After E.J. Singler's 3-pointer cut the Cardinal's lead to 10, the Ducks never got closer. Powell started a three-point play with a layup over Singler, then made a runner and another from beyond the arc as the Cardinal gained control for good.
Huestis cleaned up a miss with a putback dunk, and Bright made a jumper and a 3-pointer to put the Cardinal ahead 54-29 with 12:08 remaining to put the game out of reach.
Stanford students taunted Oregon in the final minutes with chants of "overrated."
|Oregon #10 (18-3)||22||30||52|
|Stanford (13-8) «||35||41||76|
|OREG:C. Emory 12 Pts
OREG:A. Kazemi 9 Reb
OREG:E. Singler 2 Ast
|STNFRD:C. Randle 17 Pts
STNFRD:J. Huestis 13 Reb
STNFRD:A. Bright 4 Ast
|PLAYERS OF THE GAME|
|D. Dotson, G||27||3-8||0-2||4||0||1||7|
|E. Singler, F||26||2-9||0-0||4||2||4||6|
|A. Kazemi, F||24||2-4||2-2||9||0||0||6|
|J. Loyd, G||23||0-4||0-0||1||0||1||0|
|T. Woods, C||16||1-2||3-4||2||0||3||5|
|C. Emory, F||26||5-9||1-3||0||0||2||12|
|W. Moore, G||17||3-6||1-1||2||1||0||7|
|B. Carter, F||14||0-1||0-1||4||0||4||0|
|W. Austin, C||13||1-5||2-4||3||1||3||4|
|F. Richardson III, G||7||1-3||3-4||2||0||1||5|
|A. Kuemper, C||5||0-1||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|C. Baker, G||2||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|N. Lucenti, G||Did Not Play|
|A. Armstead, F||Did Not Play|
|D. Artis, G||Did Not Play|
|Complete Box Score|
|C. Randle, G||36||5-10||4-4||2||3||1||17|
|A. Bright, G||31||4-6||1-2||0||4||1||12|
|D. Powell, F||31||4-12||4-9||13||1||5||12|
|J. Huestis, F||29||6-9||2-3||13||0||4||14|
|A. Brown, F||28||4-6||1-2||0||1||3||9|
|J. Gage, F-C||15||2-3||0-0||2||1||4||5|
|R. Allen, F||10||0-1||2-2||1||0||1||2|
|C. Sanders, G||7||0-2||0-0||1||2||0||0|
|G. Harris, G||5||0-1||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|G. Verhoeven, C||4||1-1||0-0||1||1||1||2|
|R. Lemons, G||2||1-1||0-0||0||0||0||3|
|S. Nastic, C||2||0-0||0-0||1||0||0||0|
|E. Bullock, F-C||Did Not Play|
|J. Ryan, G-F||Did Not Play|
|W. Morgan, G||Did Not Play|
|Complete Box Score|