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Randle's record-setting night lifts Stanford past Huskies

 

Chasson Randle was feeling a little better after fighting a cold the past couple of days, though he was still a bit hoarse. So, he let his play do all the talking and that was just fine with his teammates.

Randle scored 24 points and became Stanford's all-time 3-point scorer as the Cardinal survived a wild 68-60 overtime victory over visiting No. 21 Washington on Sunday night in Pac-12 basketball play.

"Chasson is a guy who can create for himself," Cardinal post Stefan Nastic said. "In crunch time, he's one of the main guys we look for to take shots. We look to him for leadership."

Anthony Brown, who finished with 16 points, gave the Cardinal the lead in overtime and Stanford eventually took a five-point edge and held on.

The Cardinal (2-0, 10-3) travels to UCLA (0-2, 8-7) for a conference game on Thursday at 6 p.m., to be aired on ESPN.

"I'm pleased with the scheduling of our last road trip," Nastic said. "We played in two great environments, especially Texas. That helps as a reference point for us. We've played in front of big crowds and have that experience together."

Brown hit a pair of free throws with just under 15 seconds left to bring Stanford within two at 56-54 and a missed free throw from the Huskies gave Randle the chance to drive for the game-tying basket with three seconds left.

"Stef came out and set the screen and I just tried to get as much space as possible," Randle said. "It's an attacking mindset. You don't want to back down from anybody."

Nastic added 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the year. Rosco Allen finished with 10 boards as Stanford played its second game without talented freshman rebounder Reid Travis.

Randle hit a 3-pointer with 8:49 remaining in the contest to pull Stanford even at 43. Randle became the Cardinal's all-time leader in 3-pointers with 242, snapping a tie with Dion Cross.

"He's made so many big plays for him; we expect him to step up to the challenge," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "He's one of the best finishers in the country."

Stanford missed seven straight shots after taking the lead with 7:20 remaining. Randle's three-point play with two minutes ended that streak but the Cardinal missed nine of its last 11 shots of regulation.

"If you're missing shots and you stop playing the game, you shouldn't be on the court," said Nastic, a 50 percent shooter who was 4 of 15 against the Huskies.

"We play for each other," Randle said. "When the shots go in, everything is great. When shots aren't falling you want to stay with it and do other things."

Stanford shot 60 percent (18 of 30) from the foul line and 39 percent from the field. The Cardinal made up for it with a 27-7 advantage in points off turnovers.

Stanford had 11 steals and Washington turned it over 19 times, five times in overtime.

The Cardinal went on a 20-3 scoring run that spanned both halves as the Huskies missed 15 consecutive shots and went 13:38 without scoring a field goal.

Nastic's jumper with 16:35 remaining in regulation gave Stanford a 35-28 advantage.

Washington came back to take a lead four minutes later, setting up the finish. There were six lead changes and four ties during the second half.

Stanford trailed for all but 40 seconds of the first half and never did take a lead. The Huskies were up, 25-15, with 9:53 left in the half when the Cardinal defense stiffened.

Washington missed its final 12 shots of the first half after making 10 of its first 13, allowing Sanford to recover from its own sluggish start.

Allen hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left -- the Cardinal was 0 for 7 from long range until then -- to tie the game at 28 heading into the locker room at the intermission.

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