Thursday, January 31, 2013
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.
More than two months after Stanford’s football team handed Oregon its only loss of the season, the Cardinal (13-8, 4-4) dominated the Ducks from the start for the program’s first victory over a top 10 team in almost five years.
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 three-point range, while the Ducks converted only 4 of 16.
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 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.