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Sharma's double-double helps Stanford beat Long Beach St.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Josh Sharma found himself out of the starting lineup Saturday following a discussion with Stanford coach Jerod Haase.

''He challenged me to play with more passion and energy,'' said Sharma, who took it to heart.

Stanford's only senior recorded his first double-double with career highs of 23 points and 18 rebounds and the Cardinal beat Long Beach State 93-86 on Saturday night.

Sharma, whose previous career bests were 15 points and nine rebounds, was 10-of-15 shooting.

''I was mad at him,'' Haase said. ''I wanted him to play with more consistency and be a leader. He responded when I've been all over him.''

Daejon Davis had 17 points, on 8-of-9 shooting, and five assists for Stanford (7-5), which has won five of seven. Davis left the game with an apparent left leg injury with 6:40 remaining. Haase said he doesn't know the extent of the injury.

''Daejon is a huge part of this team but there are guys willing to step into his role,'' Sharma said. ''We got together and got past that.''

Bryan Alberts scored 22 points to lead the 49ers (5-10). Deishuan Booker added 20 and Temidayo Yussef 13.

''That's our fifth Pac-12 game and in four of them we were in a one-possession game and lost all four,'' 49ers coach Dan Monson said. ''You play these games to win, and I think we're good enough, but we're not consistent enough. That's what we take away from this one.''

KZ Okpala had 20 points for the Cardinal and Jaiden Delaire scored 10.

Jordan Griffin hit a 3-pointer in the final minute to bring the 49ers within two points but the Okpala had six points in the final 34 seconds as Stanford closed on a 7-2 run.

Alberts hit a 3-pointer and Yussef made a jumper Long Beach State a 45-43 edge but Stanford responded with a 13-1 run to make it 56-46 with just less than 14 minutes remaining and the Cardinal led the rest of the way.

BIG PICTURE

Long Beach State, which beat Stanford for the first time last season, is 0-8 on the road. ... The 49ers, who have defeated a Pac-12 team in each of the past two seasons, went 0-5 against the conference this season. ... Oakland-native Temidayo Yussef reached double figures for the 10th time in 11 games.

Stanford sophomore Oscar da Silva averaged 6.3 points over his first six games. Since then he's averaged over 13 points a game. ... Freshman Cormac Ryan missed his third game with an injury. ... Davis has reached double figures in scoring in his past five games since a six-game stretch of nine points or fewer.

UP NEXT

Long Beach State hosts Bethesda in a nonconference game next Saturday.

Stanford travels to UCLA to open Pac-12 Conference play on Thursday.

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Key Players
D. Booker
K. Okpala
31.9 Min. Per Game 31.9
16.3 Pts. Per Game 16.3
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
6.3 Reb. Per Game 6.3
33.3 Field Goal % 47.4
38.5 Three Point % 46.9
85.7 Free Throw % 76.7
+ 1 KZ Okpala made 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 KZ Okpala made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Long Beach State 1.0
+ 2 KZ Okpala made dunk 2.0
  Defensive rebound by Isaac White 9.0
  Jordan Griffin missed 3-pt. jump shot 11.0
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Roberts 19.0
  Isaac White missed 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 Isaac White made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Personal foul on Deishuan Booker 19.0
+ 2 Temidayo Yussuf made layup, assist by Jordan Roberts 20.0
Team Stats
Points 86 93
Field Goals 30-64 (46.9%) 39-74 (52.7%)
3-Pointers 9-22 (40.9%) 8-22 (36.4%)
Free Throws 17-22 (77.3%) 7-21 (33.3%)
Total Rebounds 33 45
Offensive 9 19
Defensive 21 22
Team 3 4
Assists 17 15
Steals 3 6
Blocks 2 3
Turnovers 13 11
Fouls 22 22
Technicals 2 0
22 PTS, 6 REB
23 PTS, 18 REB
12T
away team logo LBSU 5-10 365086
home team logo Stanford 7-5 375693
Team Stats
away team logo LBSU 5-10 74.9 PPG 40.6 RPG 11.7 APG
home team logo Stanford 7-5 72.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
10
B. Alberts G 10.5 PPG 2.5 RPG 0.9 APG 37.7 FG%
20
J. Sharma C 10.2 PPG 7.1 RPG 0.3 APG 67.3 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Alberts G 22 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
J. Sharma C 23 PTS 18 REB 0 AST
46.9 FG% 52.7
40.9 3PT FG% 36.4
77.3 FT% 33.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Alberts 22 6 0 7/18 6/13 2/2 4 34 0 0 2 0 6
D. Booker 20 2 8 7/13 1/1 5/8 3 34 0 0 2 0 2
T. Yussuf 13 8 1 5/7 0/0 3/4 4 20 1 0 4 4 4
J. Roberts 7 6 5 3/3 0/0 1/2 3 28 0 0 3 3 3
M. Riggins 6 2 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 28 1 2 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Alberts 22 6 0 7/18 6/13 2/2 4 34 0 0 2 0 6
D. Booker 20 2 8 7/13 1/1 5/8 3 34 0 0 2 0 2
T. Yussuf 13 8 1 5/7 0/0 3/4 4 20 1 0 4 4 4
J. Roberts 7 6 5 3/3 0/0 1/2 3 28 0 0 3 3 3
M. Riggins 6 2 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 28 1 2 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Byers 8 4 1 2/8 0/2 4/4 1 21 0 0 2 2 2
J. Griffin 7 0 0 2/7 1/4 2/2 0 14 1 0 0 0 0
E. Maxhuni 3 1 0 1/4 1/2 0/0 0 10 0 0 0 0 1
B. Richard 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
M. Apic 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mims 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Cobb 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1
R. Freeman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Slater - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 30 17 30/64 9/22 17/22 22 200 3 2 13 9 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Okpala 20 4 1 8/15 2/3 2/2 4 24 0 0 3 2 2
D. Davis 17 1 5 8/9 1/2 0/3 2 31 2 0 3 0 1
J. Delaire 10 4 1 5/11 0/2 0/1 4 27 1 1 0 2 2
O. Da Silva 8 4 3 3/9 2/7 0/2 3 27 1 0 0 1 3
B. Wills 1 2 4 0/3 0/0 1/4 1 22 0 1 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Okpala 20 4 1 8/15 2/3 2/2 4 24 0 0 3 2 2
D. Davis 17 1 5 8/9 1/2 0/3 2 31 2 0 3 0 1
J. Delaire 10 4 1 5/11 0/2 0/1 4 27 1 1 0 2 2
O. Da Silva 8 4 3 3/9 2/7 0/2 3 27 1 0 0 1 3
B. Wills 1 2 4 0/3 0/0 1/4 1 22 0 1 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Sharma 23 18 0 10/15 0/0 3/4 4 28 1 1 1 12 6
I. White 9 4 1 3/9 2/7 1/4 2 27 0 0 1 1 3
K. Pugh 5 0 0 2/2 1/1 0/1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
M. Sheffield 0 3 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2
L. Kisunas 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 7 1 0 0 0 1
T. Stanback - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Herenton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ryan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Beskind - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Fitzmorris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 93 41 15 39/74 8/22 7/21 22 200 6 3 11 19 22