Stanford Cardinal game wrap: Stanford Breaks Oregon State’s Teeth and Capture First Pac-12 Victory, 67-46

Oregon State forward Glenn Taylor Jr., right, drives to the basket while defended by Stanford guard Michael Jones during the first half at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto on Thu Jan 19, 2023 (AP News photo)

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Cardinal (6-12, 1-7 Pac-12) made it impossible for the Oregon State Beavers (7-12, 1-7 Pac-12) to chew through their bark and finally obtain a conference win, 67-46.

The Cardinal never trailed the initial 20 minutes of the game. At one point they went on a 9-0 run and led by as much as 17 points, then kept a nine-point advantage at intermission, 31-22.

Stanford senior forward Spencer Jones led all players in scoring at the midway juncture (13) while converting three 3’s.

The second half started off with the industrious rodents biting into the lead, reducing the deficit to one point at the 17:33 mark of the second stanza. Oregon State accomplished this feat by garnering a 16-0 run encompassing the end of the first half and beginning of the second half.

The Cardinal staved off the Beavers attack and pushed the lead up to as high as 24 points on a 17-0 run themselves. They were never threatened again in the contest.

The Jones “Brothers,” Spencer and Michael both led the way for the Cardinal with 18 points apiece and four bombs from beyond the arc, respectively. Sophomore forward Maxime Raynaud gave his squad 12 points and six rebounds, while fellow second year underclassman Harrison Ingram tallied eight points, eight rebounds and six assists for the cause,

Sophomore forward Glenn Taylor Jr. led OSU with 11 points, as their only player in double-figure scoring.

Stanford will host the Oregon Ducks Saturday, January 21, and Oregon State crosses the Bay (Berkeley) to challenge the California Golden Bears Sunday, January 22.

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