Stanford defeats Pacific 89-80, Starts the campaign 2-0

November 13, 2017

NCAA, Stanford Cardinal

stanforddaily.com file photo photo: Michael Humphrey shown here in a previous game led Stanford in scoring Sunday night with 26 points and 18 boards in the Cardinal’s win over Pacific at Maples Pavilion

By London Marq

Stanford flexed their muscles against a feisty University of the Pacific, traveling into Maples Pavilion. After getting a win in the first game of the season again Cal Poly, the Cardinal are playing with a lot of confidence.

Reid Travis, and the Cardinal sprung out of the gates, guided by the dominant play of Reid Travis. A match-up nightmare for Damon Stoudamire’s Pacific Tigers, he scored early and often, bullying his way around the hole.

The Cardinals had the lead early, boasting an advantage of 25 at its peak. Pacific would make their stand and close the gap behind play from Miles Reynolds, who poured in 20 points. Excellent play from Stanford’s Michael Humphrey, who had 26 points and 18 boards, really got it going down the stretch to hold off the Tigers from completing the come back as Stanford picks up the home floor win 89-80.

With NCAA tournament expectations, they need to take advantage of the early season home stand. They have 7 games in November, all at home. If they continue to play well early, they may have the momentum needed once the schedule gets more difficult in the coming months.

Stanford hosts Eastern Washington on Tuesday night for a 8PM tip at Maples Pavilion

Final: Stanford def. Pacific 89-80

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