Cougars outrun Stanford men's hoops in offensive shootout


Stanford scored more than 100 points for the first time in 22 months and it still wasn't enough as the Cardinal men's basketball team dropped an entertaining offensive display, 112-103, to visiting BYU on Monday night.

Chasson Randle went for a career best 33 points, becoming the first Stanford player to score 30 or more since he did it against Arizona State 19 months ago.

Dwight Powell added 28 points as the Cardinal (1-1) had two players with 20 or more points for the first time since March, against the Sun Devils when Powell and Aaron Bright turned the trick.

Anthony Brown (16 points) and John Gage (12) also reached double figures as Stanford shot just under 46 percent from the field. The Cougars were better than 53 percent.

"We have to do a better job defensively," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "They shot lights out but it's still disappointing to give up 112 points."

Josh Huestis added nine rebounds, seven points and blocked two shots as the Cardinal allowed 100 points to an opponent at home for the first time in 26 years, an overtime victory over UCLA.

It was the most points Stanford allowed in a game since the Bruins beat the Cardinal 114-83 at Pauley Pavilion on Feb. 24, 1977. It was the most points allowed at home since UCLA took a 120-74 decision from Stanford on Feb. 28, 1976.

"We had a bad time taking away what they like to do," Powell said. "They got to do what they liked and they are good at it. Giving up 112 points is unacceptable no matter how good a team shoots."

Stanford turned the ball over 16 times and the Cougars scored 28 points as a result. The Cardinal scored 11 points on 11 BYU turnovers.

"They scored on practically every single one of our turnovers,' Dawkins said. "This showed we need to work on a lot of things."

The Cardinal actually led in the first two minutes of the contest before the Cougars simply ran away with it, leading by as many as 19 points with just under seven minutes to play.

Stanford will be working on a few things the next few days before hosting Northwestern on Thursday at 8 p.m., in a game to be televised on ESPNU.

"There's a lot to learn from this game and from this opponent," Dawkins said. "They are one of the fastest teams at pushing the ball on misses and makes and they keep you on your heels that way. We practiced for that but we certainly know it better now."


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