Big game from da Silva sparks Cardinal upset of No. 11 Oregon 70-60 end three game loss streak

gostanford.com photo: Stanford Cardinals from left to right forward Spencer Jones (14), guard Tyrell Terry (3) and forward Oscar da Silva (13) battle the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Thanks to a big day from Oscar da Silva, Stanford snapped its three-game Pac-12 losing streak in resounding fashion, as the Cardinal upset No. 11 Oregon 70-60 Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

It was a career day for da Silva, who bagged 27 points and 15 rebounds — 17 of his points and 11 of his rebounds came in the second half. Tyrell Terry added 12 points for the Cardinal (16-5 overall, 5-3 Pac-12).

Da Silva scored 20 or more points for the sixth time this season and the 10th time in his career. His effort against the Ducks was his sixth career double-double.

Oregon (18-5 overall, 7-3 Pac-12) was leading 44-35 with 14:30 to play, then Stanford held the Ducks without a field goal over the next 10 minutes. The Cardinal went on a 15-1 run, including Terry’s go-ahead 3-pointer, to surge ahead 59-50.

The Ducks were held to 6 of 30 field goal shooting in the second half, and turned in a season-low 32.8 percent shot percentage. Oregon was also outrebounded for the fifth time in its last six games.

Stanford, meanwhile, shot 50 percent from the field and was 13 of 17 at the foul line in the second half.

Will Richardson led Oregon with 17 points. Payton Pritchard was next for the Ducks with 16 points, and Chris Duarte had 14. Pritchard also notched his 200th career steal, second all-time in Oregon history.

The Cardinal hit the road next week, traviling to Utah on Thursday.

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