photo from gostanford.com: Oscar da Silva’s 25 points lead Stanford over San Jose State.
By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, December 14, 2019
After taking a two-week break from basketball to address final exams, Oscar da Silva was more than ready to return to the hardwood.
Da Silva racked up 25 points and eight rebounds while leading Stanford past San Jose State 78-58 in a non-conference contest at SJSU. Along with an 11 of 17 shooting night, da Silva scored the Cardinal’s first nine points of the second half.
The Cardinal (9-1) continued its hot start, their best since 2011. Stanford has held all 10 of its opponents to under 70 points this season, the first time the Cardinal has accomplished this feat since Dec. 28, 2010 to Jan. 29, 2011.
Nine of the Cardinal’s wins have been by double-digits; last season, Stanford had 10 double-digit wins overall.
Tyrell Tyler scored 11 points, to go with eight rebounds and five assists, and Isaac White added 12 points off the bench.
Stanford outscored the Spartans 52-12 in the paint. And, despite committing 19 turnovers, the Cardinal enjoyed a 21-14 edge in points off turnovers.
Coming up, the Cardinal hosts San Francisco on Tuesday at Maples Pavilion. Next Saturday, Stanford faces San Diego as part of the Al Attles Classic at Chase Center.