Travis leads Cardinal men to nonconference basketball win


Reid Travis recorded a double-double by halftime and finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds in helping the Stanford men's basketball team beat visiting Cal State East Bay, 79-55, in a nonconference basketball game Friday night.

The Cardinal (7-3) played its first game in nearly two weeks, following a break for finals. The schedule gets a little bit heavier, with a game at SMU (8-3) on Monday night at 6 p.m. to be televised on ESPN2.

Marcus Allen
The Mustangs are on a four-game winning streak and are 7-0 at home.

Stanford returns home to play Idaho on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and then opens Pac-12 play on Friday, Dec. 30 against Arizona State.

Travis was spectacular against the Pioneers, netting 21 points and 11 rebounds in a dominating first half. He was 9-of-10 shooting and played 22 minutes as the Cardinal opened a big lead early.

"Reid is an absolute monster," Pioneers coach Gus Argenal said. "I love that he is very sound. He sets great screens for other players, he's talkative on defense."

Dorian Pickens added 11 points for the Cardinal, which shot just under 70 percent in the first half and over 55 percent, a season-best, for the contest.

"Some of our players pulled all-nighters,” Stanford coach Jerod Haase said."I didn't expect perfect play. I was really pleased with a variety of lineups that brought energy and executed."

Marcus Allen and Robert Cartwright combined for another 11 points as Haase used 15 players, including Blake Pagon, a freshman who recorded his first collegiate points.

The Cardinal led, 46-26, at halftime.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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