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Oscar da Silva scores 21 in Stanford's win over Colorado

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Oscar da Silva reset the way he approached the game and that led to a big offensive night.

Da Silva scored 21 points and had seven rebounds and Stanford ended a nine-game losing streak to Colorado with a 75-62 victory over the Buffaloes on Saturday.

''It's a mindset of wanting to win,'' da Silva said. ''Finding a rhythm early helps.''

Da Silva, who went scoreless in Thursday's loss to Utah, had 13 points in the first half.

''His mindset is important,'' Cardinal coach Jerod Haase said. ''Getting to the right spot, being aggressive and confident but not to the point he puts too much pressure on himself. He was there. During the shootaround he looked like he was in a good spot.''

Daeon Davis scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half for the Cardinal (10-10, 3-5), who had lost five of their previous seven games. Bryce Wills had 12 points and seven rebounds.

''The offense was faster paced in the second half,'' Davis said. ''We were getting transition points and the overall player movement was better. We found open lanes and were looking to get assists.''

Tyler Bey scored 17 points to lead the Buffaloes (11-8, 2-5), who have lost three of four. McKinley Wright added 14 points, Lucas Siewart had 13 and Shane Gatling 10.

Stanford used a 17-4 run to pull ahead midway through the second half. Josh Sharma's dunk gave the Cardinal their first lead of the game at 47-46 with 11:11 left to play. Davis followed with a 3-pointer.

The Cardinal offense shifted into another gear in the second half, making 15 of their first 21 shots (71.4 percent) to grab a 68-56 edge with less than four minutes to play. Stanford was 8 of 24 (33.3 percent) in the first half.

''We just didn't guard them in the second half, they shot 72 percent. Nothing changed for us in the second half; we just let our guard up,'' Wright said. ''There's nothing else to it. I honestly can't tell you.''

The Buffaloes' offense went the other direction, connecting on 8 of their first 26 shots of the second half after shooting 44.4 percent in the first half.

''In the first half, I couldn't have been happier with the execution defensively of the game plan, our toughness factor and holding them to 37 percent,'' Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. ''In the second half that toughness factor went away.''

Colorado built a 31-19 advantage with 4:35 remaining in the first half but the Cardinal chipped away and were within 37-31 at halftime.

BIG PICTURE

Colorado earned its first Pac-12 road victory at Cal on Thursday, improving to 3-5 away from Boulder. The Buffaloes were 1-10 on the road last year. ... Colorado has not swept a Pac-12 road trip in nearly six years, and it's happened just once.

Stanford's Okpala's 23.5 scoring average over his previous four games is the seventh-best among the six major conferences in college basketball during that span. He's reached 20 points or more in 11 games this season which is the most in the Pac-12 and seven more than he achieved last year. ... Sharma is averaging 11.4 points and 8.0 rebounds over his last eight games, after averaging 6.6 and 3.8 in his first 11 contests of the season.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

Davis was called for a technical foul for what he explained was ''over communication. I was asking about calls,'' he said with a smile.

UP NEXT

Colorado returns home to face Oregon State on Thursday.

Stanford travels to California a week from Sunday.

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Key Players
M. Wright IV
D. Davis
31.6 Min. Per Game 31.6
12.4 Pts. Per Game 12.4
4.3 Ast. Per Game 4.3
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
50.6 Field Goal % 45.0
28.9 Three Point % 33.9
73.8 Free Throw % 74.0
  Daylen Kountz missed 3-pt. jump shot 0.0
  Shot clock violation turnover on Stanford 3.0
  Bad pass turnover on Lucas Siewert, stolen by Bryce Wills 34.0
  Out of bounds turnover on Josh Sharma 41.0
  Lost ball turnover on Lucas Siewert, stolen by KZ Okpala 50.0
+ 1 Oscar Da Silva made free throw 1:00
  Shooting foul on Daylen Kountz 1:00
+ 2 Oscar Da Silva made dunk, assist by Daejon Davis 1:00
+ 3 McKinley Wright IV made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Daylen Kountz 1:22
+ 2 Bryce Wills made jump shot 1:38
+ 3 Shane Gatling made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by McKinley Wright IV 2:11
Team Stats
Points 62 75
Field Goals 26-64 (40.6%) 27-49 (55.1%)
3-Pointers 3-16 (18.8%) 7-20 (35.0%)
Free Throws 7-13 (53.8%) 14-16 (87.5%)
Total Rebounds 29 29
Offensive 7 3
Defensive 17 24
Team 5 2
Assists 13 14
Steals 3 7
Blocks 0 2
Turnovers 11 15
Fouls 14 17
Technicals 0 1
17 PTS, 5 REB
21 PTS, 7 REB
12T
away team logo Colorado 11-8 372562
home team logo Stanford 10-10 314475
Team Stats
away team logo Colorado 11-8 74.0 PPG 40.9 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo Stanford 10-10 72.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
1
T. Bey G 13.3 PPG 9.8 RPG 0.6 APG 53.6 FG%
13
O. Da Silva F 9.5 PPG 6.0 RPG 1.8 APG 46.7 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Bey G 17 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
O. Da Silva F 21 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
40.6 FG% 55.1
18.8 3PT FG% 35.0
53.8 FT% 87.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Bey 17 5 0 8/16 0/0 1/1 4 31 0 0 1 1 4
M. Wright IV 14 4 4 6/12 1/2 1/2 2 35 1 0 1 0 4
L. Siewert 13 4 2 6/15 0/4 1/2 1 36 0 0 3 1 3
S. Gatling 10 1 1 4/10 2/8 0/2 1 31 0 0 3 0 1
D. Schwartz 2 1 1 0/2 0/1 2/2 3 29 2 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Bey 17 5 0 8/16 0/0 1/1 4 31 0 0 1 1 4
M. Wright IV 14 4 4 6/12 1/2 1/2 2 35 1 0 1 0 4
L. Siewert 13 4 2 6/15 0/4 1/2 1 36 0 0 3 1 3
S. Gatling 10 1 1 4/10 2/8 0/2 1 31 0 0 3 0 1
D. Schwartz 2 1 1 0/2 0/1 2/2 3 29 2 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Battey 6 6 1 2/6 0/0 2/4 0 18 0 0 0 5 1
D. Kountz 0 2 4 0/3 0/1 0/0 3 17 0 0 2 0 2
E. Parquet 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
N. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Strating - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Martinka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ersek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Dombek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McQuade - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 24 13 26/64 3/16 7/13 14 200 3 0 11 7 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Da Silva 21 7 0 8/13 3/7 2/2 3 33 1 0 1 1 6
D. Davis 16 4 6 5/7 1/2 5/5 2 39 1 0 5 0 4
B. Wills 12 7 5 4/7 0/2 4/5 2 34 2 1 1 1 6
J. Sharma 6 4 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 4 23 0 1 3 1 3
K. Okpala 5 1 2 2/8 1/2 0/0 3 26 2 0 3 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Da Silva 21 7 0 8/13 3/7 2/2 3 33 1 0 1 1 6
D. Davis 16 4 6 5/7 1/2 5/5 2 39 1 0 5 0 4
B. Wills 12 7 5 4/7 0/2 4/5 2 34 2 1 1 1 6
J. Sharma 6 4 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 4 23 0 1 3 1 3
K. Okpala 5 1 2 2/8 1/2 0/0 3 26 2 0 3 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Sheffield 7 0 1 2/5 1/4 2/2 1 15 0 0 0 0 0
J. Delaire 7 2 0 3/5 1/2 0/0 0 16 1 0 0 0 2
L. Kisunas 1 1 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1
K. Pugh 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 1
I. White 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 1 0 0
T. Stanback - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Herenton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Ryan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Beskind - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Fitzmorris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 27 14 27/49 7/20 14/16 17 200 7 2 15 3 24