Stanford Cardinal forward Harrison Ingram (55) takes a shot at the top of the key against the Washington State Cougars guard Justin Powell (24) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Thu Feb 23, 2023 (Stanford University photo)
By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Stanford dropped its third straight Pac-12 men’s basketball game on Thursday, as the Cardinal fell to visiting Washington State 67-63 at Maples Pavilion.
TJ Bamba led the Cougars (14-15 overall, 9-9 Pac-12) with 22 points, hiting 9 of 14 field goal attempts, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Mouhamed Gueye was next with 15 points, connecting on 6 of 8 shots and a 3 while pulling down 15 rebounds, and Andrej Jakimovski with 11 points, hitting 3 of 5 behind the arc. Justin Powell had five assists.
Stanford (11-17 overall, 5-12 Pac-12) had four players in double figures. Brandon Angel led the Cardinal with 17 points (6 of 8 field goals and 4 of 5 3-pointers), followed by Harrison Ingram with 15 points, and Maxime Raynaud and Michael Jones with 10 points each.
Raynaud had seven rebounds and Angel had six more, but the Cardinal was outrebounded 31-27. Ingram and Michael O’Connell each were credited with five assists.
Stanford led 16-12 at the 11-minute mark of the first half before the Cougars made three 3-pointers in the final minute before halftime, eventually leading 30-28 at the break.
Washington State build an eight-point lead four minutes into the second half, but Michael Jones responded with a four-point play to cut the Cardinal deficit to one possession. Back-to-back scores by Ingram tied the game at 55-55, and a dunk by Angel tied the game at 63-63 with 2:51 remaining.
Bamba’s jump shot in the lane broke the tie with 44 seconds left. DJ Rodman sank a pair of free throws with 14 seconds remaining, putting the Cougars up 67-63. Stanford missed four shots in the final five seconds,
Stanford honors its senior class on Sunday at 3 p.m. when the Cardinal host Washington.