Tyrell Terry is a freshman in name only. He’s shown almost from day one how poised and comfortable he is on a basketball court. And he’s only getting better.
Terry scored a season-high 22 points and had a team-high six rebounds as Stanford won for the seventh time in eight games on Saturday, beating Washington State 88-62 in a Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball contest.
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Terry has reached double figures in scoring in all but one game this season and scored 20 or more for the sixth time. He’s shooting 47.6% overall and 41.6% from the 3-point line.
He’s enjoyed the first three Pac-12 games and can’t wait to hit the road for conference play for the first time. Stanford (14-2, 3-0) visits UCLA at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“It’s been a blast,” said Terry, a Minneapolis native who didn’t know much about UCLA or USC before coming to Stanford. “I do know the gym has a big-time atmosphere and I’m looking forward to going there and see what we can do.”
Pauley Pavilion, home to the greatest college basketball dynasty, still holds its appeal.
“Everybody knows the history of Pauley,” Haase said. “It’s held in high regard. We also understand that it is that day’s matchup. It is what it’s all about. We’ve seen from the freshmen they’ve adapted pretty well and rise to the occasion.”
Carlos da Silva scored all 15 of his points in the first half for the Cardinal, which beat the Cougars a seventh straight time. He didn’t play much in the second half because of foul trouble.
“I got a lot of good looks and made my shots,” Silva said. “I was more aggressive than I’ve been over the past few games.”
Isaac White added 11 points, his second double-figure game of the season. Bryce Wills had 10.
“The inside game was an important piece for this game,” Silva said. “Coming out strong is very important to keep energy.”
Stanford’s largest lead was 33 points (59-26) early in the second half.
The Cougars, who shot 24.1% in the first half, missed nine of 10 shots and turned the ball over four times in a stretch that allowed Stanford to build a 26-4 advantage at the 10:45 mark of the first half.
The Cardinal, which shot 67%, led by 30 with 2:44 remaining in the half and settled for a 46-18 edge heading into the intermission.
The 18 points allowed in the first half were the second-fewest to the 16 allowed to Maryland Eastern Shore in November.