Cardinal claim fifth place in Advocate Tournament

AP file photo: Here’s another Christian that can do some acrobatic moves for Stanford Cardinal athletics guard Christian Sanders (1) jumps high with the ball against the Indiana State Sycamores at HP Field House in Orlando last Friday Nov 25th

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Stanford claimed fifth place in the Advocare Invitational men’s basketball tournament Sunday, defeating Seton Hall 66-52.

The Cardinal improved to 6-1, while Seton Hall dropped to 4-2.

Dorian Pickens, who was selected to the all-tournament team, led Stanford with 21 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and three steals. Travis Reid added 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

The game was tied 28-28 at halftime before the Cardinal used a 15-1 run – including nine points by Pickens – to open the second half and maintain the lead for good.

Seton Hall battled back and cut the Cardinal lead to seven points with under three minutes to play. Senior Grant Verhoeven’s dunk sparked a final run that gave the Cardinal a 14-point win.

Stanford helped itself at the free throw line, sinking 16 of 17 at the stripe. The Cardinal also outshot Seton Hall from the floor 42 percent to 38. Though the Pirates outrebounded Stanford 37-31, they also committed 23 turnovers, caused in part by the Cardinal’s 13 steals.

Khadeen Carrington led the Pirates with 20 points.

The Cardinal head back home this week to continue their pre-conference schedule, hosting Saint Mary’s at 8 p.m. PDT on Wednesday at Maples Pavilion.

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