Oscar da Silva scored 19 points and Daejon Davis added 17 to lead Stanford to a 75-57 victory over Washington State on Sunday night, keeping the Cardinals’ hopes of an at-large big to the NCAA tournament alive
PULLMAN, Wash. —
Oscar da Silva scored 19 points and Daejon Davis added 17 to lead Stanford to a 75-57 victory over Washington State Sunday night, keeping the Cardinals’ hopes of an at large big for the NCAA tournament alive.
Stanford (18-9, 7-7 Pac-12) shot 56% from the field and held the Cougars to 32% shooting, including 7 of 30 from 3-point range.
The Cardinal have won eight straight against the Cougars and completed their second sweep of the Washington schools in three years.
Da Silva went 6 of 10 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Davis, who averages 8.2 points per game, was 6-of-12 shooting.
CJ Elleby scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds for Washington State (14-14, 5-10, Pac-12), which lost its fourth straight. The Cougars have been without their starting point guard and second-leading scorer, Isaac Bonton, the past three games due to injury. During that time Washington State has scored just 55 points per game and shot just 29.6% overall and 19.3% from deep. The Cougars have not taken a lead in the last two games.
Stanford led by as many as 14 points in the first half and held Washington State to 34% shooting overall and 4 of 15 from 3-point range. The Cardinal went on a 15-1 run to take a 31-19 lead with 3:10 left in the first half. Washington State responded with a 10-3 spurt that was sparked and finished by Elleby 3-pointers to close the Stanford lead to 36-29 at the break.
Davis opened the second half by scoring seven points in the midst of a 9-1 Cardinal run to make the score 45-33. Washington State responded with a 8-0 run and Stanford went without a field goal for 5:35 to narrow the Cardinal lead to 47-43 with 11:30 to play.
That was the closest the Cougars got. Stanford gradually began pulling away and then went on a 10-0 run with 5:27 left in the game to take a commanding 65-48 lead and never looked back.
Stanford: The Cardinal’s road sweep of the Washington schools gives its tournament resume some much needed padding. Stanford will need convincing performances against Utah and Colorado next week to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Washington State: The Cougars’ poor shooting without Isaac Bonton in the lineup continued. This was the first time in the last three games that they shot over 30%. They are hopeful their starting point guard will be available to play Friday at Washington.
Stanford: The Cardinal host Utah on Wednesday
Washington State: The Cougars play at Washington on Friday
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