The score says it all as the Stanford Cardinal drop their second straight game in the Maui Invitational at Ashville NC to the Indiana Pacers in a 16 point loss (photo from @StanfordMBB)
By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Indiana rebounded from a lackluster semifinal loss and defeated Stanford 79-63 in the third-place game of the relocated Maui Invitational men’s basketball tournament, held this year in Asheville, N.C.
Sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers (3-1) with a career-high 31 points. He was 10-of-16 from the field and 11-of-14 at the free throw line, thanks to Stanford fouling him 11 times.
Race Thompson scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds for Indiana, Armaan Franklin scored 13 points along with eight rebounds and five assists, while holding Stanford freshman Ziaire Williams to four points.
Williams was 1-for-10 shooting, including 0-for-5 on 3-pointers, and fouled out with 6:06 remaining.
Daejon Davis and Oscar da Silva led Stanford (1-2) with 18 and 17 points, respectively. The Cardinal shot 36 percent from the field, including 5-of-20 behind the arc for the second straight day.
The Hoosiers never trailed after the opening minute and led 31-26 at halftime, but an early second half run gave iU a double-digit lead. Stanford cut that lead to four at 43-39, but a six-point spurt sparked by back-to-back 3’s by Rob Phinisee put Indiana up 49-41 at 12:09 of the second half.
In the next couple of minutes, Phinisee and teammate Trey Galloway each picked up their fourth personal foul. But Jackson-Davis scored 10 of Indiana’s next 11 points, helping the Hoosiers build a 15-point lead with 6:04 to play.
Stanford’s next two scheduled games against Cal Poly and Loyola Marymount are cancelled. The Cardinal’s next game is on Sunday, Dec. 13, in Los Angeles against USC.