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Brown stays hot in Stanford hoops win over Golden Lions

 

Anthony Brown was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for his contributions to Stanford's overtime victory at Texas last week and followed that with another good effort.

Brown scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, in helping the host Cardinal beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 74-39, Monday night. He also led the team with five assists and shared the team lead in rebounds, with four.

Stanford (8-3), which hosts Washington State at noon Friday in the Pac-12 Conference opener, had 22 assists on 25 made baskets.

"That was big," Brown said. "Twenty-two assists have to be the highest since I've been here. It's also nice to hit shots."

Stefan Nastic added 13 points for the Cardinal, which has won four of its past five games.

Chasson Randle had 11 points for Stanford, including a 3-of-5 effort from long range. He has made 240 3-pointers, one shy of the school record held by Dion Cross.

"They play zone as well as anybody and our guys were patient," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "We were moving the ball and sharing it."

Stanford held the Golden Lions to a single basket through the first 8 1/2 minutes of the second half and the Cardinal eventually took a 40-point edge with just over 10 minutes to play.

"Any time you hold a team to 39 points, I don't care who you are playing, that's a heck of a job," Dawkins said. "We played well in a number of phases of the game. We were pretty sharp."

The Golden Lions missed their first seven shots, scoring their first basket with 11:50 remaining in the first half, cutting Stanford's lead to 19-3.

The Cardinal led by as many as 34 points before settling for a 45-14 advantage at the intermission.

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