Stanford Slips Past USC, 70-62|
Feb. 08, 2015
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Chasson Randle scored 17 points, Stefan Nastic added 15 and Stanford overcame a halftime deficit to beat USC 70-62 on Sunday.
Anthony Brown and Rosco Allen added 11 points apiece for the Cardinal (16-7, 7-4 in the Pac-12), who ended a two-game losing streak. Marcus Allen scored 10 points with 11 rebounds.
Katin Reinhardt scored 19 points and Jordan McLaughlin added 18 for the Trojans (9-14, 1-10), who lost their ninth straight.
An offensive goal-tending call on a Nastic basket gave Stanford a 65-59 edge with 3:31 left to play and the Trojans never got closer than four the rest of the way.
The Cardinal opened the second half with a 13-4 run to wipe out a six-point halftime deficit. An offensive rebound led to Randle's lean-in jumper with 13:53 remaining that put Stanford ahead.
Marcus Allen's lay-up with 6:28 left in the first half to put Stanford ahead, 27-20. The Trojans outscored the Cardinal 19-6 the rest of the way to take a 39-33 advantage into intermission.
USC: The Trojans entered the game with the fewest 3-pointers (103) of any Pac-12 team and are 1-16 over their past 17 road conference games. USC had a lead at halftime for just the third time in conference play.
Stanford: The Cardinal entered Sunday's contest shooting 41.1 percent from long range, tied with Sacramento State for fourth in the nation. Prior to making seven in Thursday's loss to UCLA, Stanford made at least eight 3s and shot 40 percent in eight consecutive games.
USC hosts Oregon on Wednesday. The Trojans have lost nine straight to the Ducks.
Stanford goes on the road to play at Utah on Thursday. The Cardinal has won three straight against the Utes.