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Stanford rolls over Cal 76-58 at Pac-12 tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) Getting the ball to Reid Travis early is the key to Stanford's offensive success. He gets a few baskets, the opposing team has to adjust and the Cardinal can play free and easy.

They sure did against rival California.

Travis triggered a quick start, finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds, and led Stanford in a 76-58 rout over Cal in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.

''Reid is always going to be a focal point of the defense, for good reason, because he's a focal point of our offense as well,'' Stanford coach Jerod Haase said. ''When he gets going, it certainly draws attention to him. When that happens, it kind of frees some of the other guys up as well.''

Stanford (18-14) shot well early to build a double-digit lead and shut the Bears down defensively to earn a spot in Thursday's quarterfinals against fourth-seeded UCLA.

The fifth-seeded Cardinal held Cal to 28 percent shooting and had a 30-18 advantage in the paint. Travis hit 7 of 11 shots and Dorian Pickens scored 16 points.

''A big emphasis for me is playing with the motor and just trying to get us started the right way when we start the game,'' Travis said. ''So the more I can do that, the more guys got to start helping down and trying to make the right reads, the right passes.''

No. 12 seed Cal (8-24) closed out a difficult first season under Wyking Jones with its seventh straight loss and 16th in 17 games.

Darius McNeill led the Bears with 19 points, making 5 of 10 from 3-point range. The rest of the Bears combined to go 2 of 15 from the arc.

''We started off flat,'' Jones said. ''Didn't really have a rhythm to start the game, so found ourselves in a hole. It seemed like every time we kind of made a run, they capitalized. They made a play to maintain their lead. Hit a shot, hit a 3, something, every time.''

Cal won the opening game between the rivals during the regular season, beating the Cardinal 77-74 at The Farm for one of their two Pac-12 victories.

Stanford won the rematch in Berkeley 77-73 behind Daejon Davis' 22 points

Travis did most of the damage early in round three, scoring 11 points by the midpoint of the first half as Stanford built a 12-point lead.

Travis had 13 points by halftime and the Cardinal led 39-28 after hitting 16 of 29 shots.

''He was just more relentless today,'' Jones said. ''There were times when Kingsley (Okoroh) came over one-on-one coverage, Kingsley blocked the shot. It's just he never quit. He never did. He just continued to fight.

Stanford didn't let up in the second half, extending the lead to 63-39 behind Travis and Pickens.

BIG PICTURE

Cal has nowhere to go but up after setting a school record for losses.

''We're just going to focus 100 percent on individual improvement,'' Jones said. ''That's the first thing that's on my list. Really spend the spring and summer focusing on getting these guys better.''

Stanford still likely has a ways to go to get onto the NCAA Tournament bubble, but the Cardinal at least kept the possibility alive by beating the Pac-12's last-place team.

MCNEILL'S RECORD

With his five 3-pointers, McNeill reached 67 for the season, breaking the Cal freshman record of 63 set by Allen Crabbe. McNeill's 67 is also eighth in Cal history.

''I would say that's an honor, something big, but I really wasn't thinking about it,'' he said.

UP NEXT

Cal will look to regroup for next season.

Stanford moves on to face No. 4 seed UCL.A

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Derek King made 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  Offensive rebound by Grant Anticevich 10.0
  Cole Welle missed 3-pt. jump shot 11.0
  Defensive rebound by Grant Anticevich 13.0
  Rodney Herenton missed layup 15.0
  Defensive rebound by Blake Pagon 23.0
  Jacob Orender missed layup 25.0
  Defensive rebound by Cole Welle 34.0
  Blake Pagon missed 3-pt. jump shot 36.0
+ 2 Derek King made driving layup 54.0
  Offensive rebound by Grant Anticevich 58.0
Team Stats
Points 58 76
Field Goals 20-71 (28.2%) 27-61 (44.3%)
3-Pointers 7-25 (28.0%) 8-21 (38.1%)
Free Throws 11-20 (55.0%) 14-22 (63.6%)
Total Rebounds 41 51
Offensive 18 15
Defensive 23 31
Team 0 5
Assists 3 14
Steals 6 6
Blocks 5 3
Turnovers 11 13
Fouls 19 16
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 2 REB
19 PTS, 13 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo California 8-24 283058
home team logo Stanford 18-14 393776
Team Stats
away team logo California 8-24 67.7 PPG 38.6 RPG 9.8 APG
home team logo Stanford 18-14 75.9 PPG 42.7 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
1
D. McNeill G 11.3 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.2 APG 38.1 FG%
22
R. Travis F 19.5 PPG 8.7 RPG 1.3 APG 52.7 FG%
Top Scorers
D. McNeill G 19 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
R. Travis F 19 PTS 13 REB 3 AST
28.2 FG% 44.3
28.0 3PT FG% 38.1
55.0 FT% 63.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. McNeill 36 19 2 0 3 0 1 1 7/17 5/10 0/0 1 1
J. Harris-Dyson 20 11 4 0 0 0 2 5 5/9 0/1 1/2 2 2
J. Sueing 29 8 5 2 1 0 2 0 3/10 1/5 1/4 1 4
M. Lee 17 2 6 0 0 0 2 5 1/8 0/0 0/0 4 2
D. Coleman 21 1 8 0 0 0 1 0 0/8 0/3 1/2 5 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. McNeill 36 19 2 0 3 0 1 1 7/17 5/10 0/0 1 1
J. Harris-Dyson 20 11 4 0 0 0 2 5 5/9 0/1 1/2 2 2
J. Sueing 29 8 5 2 1 0 2 0 3/10 1/5 1/4 1 4
M. Lee 17 2 6 0 0 0 2 5 1/8 0/0 0/0 4 2
D. Coleman 21 1 8 0 0 0 1 0 0/8 0/3 1/2 5 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Okoroh 33 6 6 0 0 5 1 4 2/5 0/0 2/2 1 5
D. King 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2/3 1/2 0/0 0 1
N. Hamilton 15 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0/2 0/1 2/2 1 0
R. Davis 18 2 3 1 1 0 0 3 0/6 0/1 2/6 1 2
J. Orender 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 1
C. Welle 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 1
G. Anticevich 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 1
A. McCullough 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Erving - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Winston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 58 41 3 6 5 11 19 20/71 7/25 11/20 18 23
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Travis 27 19 13 3 0 0 1 4 7/11 0/0 5/8 6 7
D. Pickens 31 16 4 2 1 1 0 0 6/14 4/9 0/1 0 4
D. Davis 33 12 3 3 2 0 4 0 4/6 1/2 3/4 0 3
K. Okpala 21 4 6 3 3 1 1 3 1/4 0/1 2/2 2 4
M. Humphrey 17 0 4 1 0 1 2 3 0/6 0/1 0/0 2 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Travis 27 19 13 3 0 0 1 4 7/11 0/0 5/8 6 7
D. Pickens 31 16 4 2 1 1 0 0 6/14 4/9 0/1 0 4
D. Davis 33 12 3 3 2 0 4 0 4/6 1/2 3/4 0 3
K. Okpala 21 4 6 3 3 1 1 3 1/4 0/1 2/2 2 4
M. Humphrey 17 0 4 1 0 1 2 3 0/6 0/1 0/0 2 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Sharma 15 12 2 0 0 0 0 4 5/6 0/1 2/2 0 2
O. Da Silva 25 9 8 2 0 0 2 1 3/7 3/4 0/3 2 6
K. Pugh 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 0
I. White 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 2/2 0 0
R. Cartwright 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 1
T. Stanback 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
R. Herenton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
B. Pagon 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2
M. Sheffield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Walker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 76 46 14 6 3 13 16 27/61 8/21 14/22 15 31