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Stanford pulls away from Denver in 66-57 win
STANFORD 66, DENVER 57
DENVER (AP) -- Chasson Randle scored 14 of his game-high 29
points in the second half leading Stanford to a 66-57 victory
over Denver on Sunday.
Randle was 10-for-14 shooting. Anthony Brown added 12 points for
Stanford (3-1) which recovered from a poor shooting first half
to shoot 52 percent in the second half.
Stanford was particularly effective during a five minute stretch
in the second half when the game went from a 41-39 lead to a
Chris Udofia led Denver (0-2) with 20 points. The Pioneers hurt
themselves with 18 turnovers and a 15-for-25 performance from
the free throw line.
The teams struggled to find consistency in the first half, but
Nate Engesser's 3-pointer in the last eight seconds gave Denver
a 25-24 lead at the break. The Pioneers led by as many as six
points early, but 38 percent shooting kept them from putting any
distance between themselves and the Cardinal, who had seven
turnovers and made only 8-of-22 shots.
Randle made a 3-pointer and two free throws to put Stanford up
21-19. The Cardinal managed a back door layup and free throw by
Randle over the final 2:18 of the half.
The Cardinal regained the lead, 26-25, a minute into the second
half on Dwight Powell. They never relinquished it.
Jalen Love made two free throws to cut Stanford's lead to 41-39
at the midway point of the second half. That's when Randle began
taking over. Randle's layup off a steal put Stanford up 51-42
and he turned consecutive steals into baskets and a free throw
by Brown extended the lead to 57-44 with 4:16 remaining.
The Pioneers contributed with five turnovers and some missed
shots. Cam Griffin's two free throws with 54 seconds left got
Denver as close as 60-54.
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