Stanford hands UConn 1st loss
Chasson Randle scored 22 points and Stanford handed No. 10 Connecticut its first loss of the season, 53-51 on Wednesday night.
The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. — Chasson Randle scored 22 points and Stanford handed No. 10 Connecticut its first loss of the season, 53-51 on Wednesday night.
Josh Huestis had 13 points and Dwight Powell had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (8-2), which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit in earning its first signature win of the season.
DeAndre Daniels had 15 points for UConn (9-1), which was 6 of 10 from behind the arc in the first half and 0 for 12 in the second.
Randle’s jump shot with 3½ minutes left gave the Cardinal a 52-49 lead. The Huskies cut the deficit to a point when Daniels tipped in a missed three-point attempt by Niels Giffey.
But Shabazz Napier missed three shots in the final 40 seconds with a chance to put the Huskies ahead. He gave up an opportunity on UConn’s final possession, passing the ball to Omar Calhoun, whose three-pointer from the right wing bounced off the rim.
Stanford came in 0-4 against UConn and had not beaten a Top 25 team away from Palo Alto since the 2008 NCAA tournament.
Napier, who finished with 12 points and eight assists, missed two three-pointers on a key possession with the Huskies trailing 52-51. Stanford got the ball back with 28 seconds left after a scrum underneath the basket.
Napier fouled Huestis on the inbounds play and he hit one of two foul shots.
Napier, who beat Florida with a jumper at the buzzer earlier this month, missed another shot with eight seconds left, forcing UConn to foul again.
UConn plays at Washington on Sunday. UConn had won 13 straight against Pac-12 opponents going into the Stanford game.
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LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead Ohio State. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.
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At Oregon State 76, Towson 67
Angus Brandt scored 27 points as Oregon State withstood a late charge to defeat Towson.
Oregon State (6-2) used a 17-3 run to open up a 41-29 lead at halftime. The Beavers ran the lead to 55-34 with 10:27 left after a Victor Robbins layup.
Towson (7-5) didn’t go quietly though. Towson cut the lead to 66-58 with 1:06 left on Mike Burwell’s three-pointer and again with 47 seconds left on Rafriel Guthrie’s layup. But the Beavers made eight of their last nine free throws to secure the victory.
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