Pac-12: Stanford beats Arizona State 85-71 for first conference win

Stanford forward KZ Okpala drives around Arizona State forward Kimani Lawrence during the first half Saturday.
(Tony Avelar / Associated Press)

KZ Okpala had 21 points and nine rebounds, Oscar da Silva added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Stanford downed Arizona State 85-71 on Saturday in Palo Alto to earn its first conference victory.

Daejon Davis added 13 points and nine assists for the Cardinal (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12 Conference), which has won seven of eight at home against the Sun Devils.

Luguentz Dort scored 16 points for the Sun Devils (11-5, 2-2), who have lost three of five. Rob Edwards had 13 points and Zylan Cheatham had 12 rebounds.

Da Silva scored 14 of his 21 points and had seven of his 10 rebounds in the first half.

The Cardinal scored the first 12 points of the second half, opening a 52-38 advantage. The Sun Devils were held scoreless the first 5:27.


Arizona State cut the lead to five points midway through the second half when Kimani Lawrence grabbed an offensive rebound and laid it back in.

That was as close as the Sun Devils came the rest of the way as Stanford went on another run and led by double-digits over the final nine minutes.

Stanford went on an early 10-0 run to go up 10-2 less than five minutes before the first half settled into a back-and-forth contest with 11 lead changes. The game was tied on 18 other occasions.

The Cardinal took a 40-38 advantage into halftime.

Arizona 87, at California 65: Chase Jeter scored a career-high 23 points and the Wildcats completed a Bay Area road sweep. The Wildcats (13-4, 4-0 Pac-12) led by 12 at halftime and turned it into a rout in the second half, extending their winning streak to six games.

Jeter, a 6-foot-10 transfer from Duke, added nine rebounds and Brandon Williams scored 16 points for Arizona, which has swept Cal and Stanford in each of its past three trips to the Bay Area.

Justice Sueing tied his career high with 27 points to lead Cal. The Bears (5-11, 0-4) were anticipating a boost from the return of leading scorer Paris Austin, but the point guard was held to eight points and two assists on just 2-for-8 shooting.

Washington 77, at Colorado 70: Jaylen Nowell scored seven of his 19 points down the stretch to help Huskies hang on to victory. David Crisp added 16 points for Washington (12-4, 3-0 Pac-12), which has won five straight.

The Buffaloes (10-6, 1-3) lost their leading scorer and spark when guard McKinley Wright IV left the game with 8:04 left in the first half. Wright was hit on the left shoulder in the lane and immediately grabbed at the joint. He was looked at by the medical staff and then helped to the locker room. He did not return to the game or the bench.

D’Shawn Schwartz picked up the slack with 22 points, including four three-pointers — both career highs. Tyler Bey had 15 points and nine rebounds.

at Utah 88, Washington State 70: Timmy Allen scored 15 points and collected nine rebounds while Both Gach added 14 points to lead the Utes to a victory over the Cougars.

Charles Jones, Jr. and Riley Battin each added 11 points while Sedrick Barefield and Parker Van Dyke chipped in 10 apiece for the Utes. Barefield also dished out seven assists.

Utah (8-8, 2-2) snapped a two-game losing streak and beat the Cougars (7-9, 0-3) for the 17th consecutive time in Salt Lake City, dating to 1946.