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By Ana Kieu
The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball had hoped to make it two wins in a row. Did it happen? Yup!
To be specific, four Cardinal players scored in Stanford’s 70-54 win over Cal State Fullerton at Maples Pavilion on Saturday evening.
Daejon Davis scored 15 points. Davis was one of four Stanford players to score in double figures. Davis’ efforts helped the Cardinal win their second straight to open the young season. With the win, Stanford improved to 2-0, 0-0 Pac-12, while Cal State Fullerton fell to 0-2, 0-0 Big West.
Oscar da Silva added 14 points for Stanford (2-0), which played the Titans (0-2) for the first time in seven years. Tyrell Terry and Spencer Jones each scored 12 points.
Wayne Arnold scored 14 points, while Davon Clare had 15 rebounds to lead Cal State Fullerton. Brandon Kamga added 10 points.
The Titans were 4-of-23 from 3-point range, including 2 of 13 in the second half. The Cardinal were 5-of-17.
Jones entered the game midway through the first half and immediately hit a 3-pointer to give Stanford a double-digit lead at 17-5. The Cardinal led by as many as 19 before halftime and the Titans never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.
NOTES: The Cardinal welcomed back former Cardinal and manager Olatunde Sobomehin as their honorary caption prior to tonight’s game. Sobomehin currently serves as the CEO of Streetcode Academy.
UP NEXT: The Cardinal host their second straight Big West opponent when Long Beach State comes to town for a Tuesday night contest. Stanford opens with six home games for the first time in 13 years.
The Cardinal host the Long Beach State 49ers on Tuesday, November 12 at 6 p.m. PT.