Stanford Cardinal forward Spencer Jones (14) takes a shot against the Oregon Ducks at Phil Knight Arena in Eugene Or on Sat Mar 4, 2023 (photo by Stanford Cardinal)
By Daniel Dullum
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Stanford ended its regular season for men’s basketball on a losing note Saturday, as the Cardinal fell to Oregon 73-68 in a nationally-televised game played at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.
N’Faly Dante led the Ducks (18-13 overall, 12-8 Pac-12) with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 14 points off the bench and Will Richardson had 10 points, six assists and four rebounds.
Spencer Jones and Brandon Angel each scored 18 points to lead Stanford (13-18 overall, 7-13 Pac-12), with Jones hitting four 3-pointers and Angel going 3-3 behind the arc. Jones also had seven rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Harrison Ingram and Maxime Reynaud added 11 and 10 points, respectively for Stanford, while Michael O’Connell contributed three assists.
The Cardinal jumped to an 8-0 lead to start the game and led 18-9 with 11:24 left in the first half. Oregon put together a run to tie the game and eventually built a 39-34 halftime lead.
Stanford pulled to within three points with seven minutes remaining in the second half, but Oregon made enough free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Oregon’s bench outscored Stanford’s 30-6, and the Ducks forced 13 Cardinal turnovers.
The Cardinal will play in Wednesday’s opening round of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas.