Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament Post-Game Notes: #6 STAN 79, #3 ASU 58
Stanford made seven consecutive shots, translating to a 23-to-8 run in the middle of the second half to put the game out of reach of the Sun Devils at 72-51.
Stanford shot 70.8% from the field in the second half, its first time shooting above 70% in a half since Feb. 22 against UCLA (2nd half).
The Cardinal dominated the glass, snatching 29 defensive rebounds, while only allowing the Sun Devils to grab two offensive boards.
Chassen Randle once again led the Cardinal in scoring with 21 points. Going 2-of-6 from deep, Randle moved into fourth place all-time in three-pointers made with 207. He’s averaging 21.5 points per game in this year’s Pac-12 Tournament.
The Cardinal had at least four scorers in double figures for the second game in a row. The Cardinal improved their record when scoring at least 70 points to 18-2.
Sun Devil junior forward Jonathon Gilling and junior guard Bo Barnes each scored 10 points in the first half, combining 5-of-7 from three point range. They respectively average 7.1 and 5.6 points per game on the year. They ended with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Sun Devils leading scorer, sophomore guard Jahii Carson, was held scoreless in the first half on 0-for-5 shooting, just the second scoreless half of his career. He had been averaging 28.8 points in games played in Las Vegas and 21.2 points in neutral/road games in his career.
Stanford held Arizona State’s top three scorers (Carson, Jermaine Marshall and Jordan Bachynski) to 21 points. They average a combined 45 points per game.
Stanford started the game on a 9-0 run. Arizona State missed its first six shots and had two turnovers to start the game before scoring their first points at 15:00 Stanford lead the game wire-to-wire.
Arizona State ended the year on a three game losing streak, including losses to Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford.
The Cardinal and Sun Devils split their two regular season meetings, with each team winning at home.