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Cardinal Falls in Tempe

Jan 30, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Stanford battled late but ultimately came up short, as the Sun Devils beat the Cardinal 79-75 on Saturday night in Tempe.

Jaiden Delaire tied his career-high with 21 points, doing so for the second-straight outing, and Oscar da Silva had his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Stanford (10-6, 6-4). Noah Taitz added a career-high 13 points, while Michael O'Connell chipped in 12.

Remy Martin had 23 points and six assists to lead five Arizona State players scoring in double figures. Josh Christopher added 15 points and Marcus Bagley, Jalen Graham and Alonzo Verge Jr. scored 12 apiece for Arizona State (6-8, 3-5 Pac-12).

Christopher hit a 3-pointer and Kimani Lawrence made two free throws to give the Sun Devils a one-point lead with 1:46 to play. O'Connell made a short jumper on the other end 29 seconds later, but Lawrence was fouled as he made a layup and converted the three-point play before Verge hit two free throws to cap the scoring as ASU closed on a 10-2 run.

Delaire - who tied his career best for points for the second consecutive game - and da Silva combined to score 14 points in a 17-6 run that gave the Cardinal a 73-69 lead with 2:58 to play. Stanford made 31 of 34 from the free-throw line but hit just 2 of 15 (13%) from 3-point range.

The Cardinal returns to Maples for the first time on Tuesday to take on USC on FS1.