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Cardinal Falls to Trojans in L.A.

Mar 3, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stanford fell in its Pac-12 regular season finale to USC Wednesday night, 79-42.

Stanford (14-12, 10-10) was led by Spencer Jones and reserve Brandon Angel with nine points each, while Max Murrell chipped in seven. The nine points for Angel, which included a trio of 3-pointers, gave him a new career-high. Murrell remains perfect at the line this season, 16-for-16, which is the most made free throws without a miss in the country.

Tahj Eaddy scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Drew Peterson had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Trojans (20-6, 14-5 Pac-12). They trail first-place Oregon by percentage points with one game remaining for each team.

The Trojans began with a 17-2 run that included 15 straight points as Stanford went 9:20 without a basket. Evan Mobley dunked twice and Peterson put down a one-handed jam for the Trojans, who quickly stretched their lead to 25-6.

Mobley finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in what was likely the standout freshman's final home game. He's expected to leave early for the NBA draft.

The Cardinal had just six points in the game's first 16 minutes. They shot 6 of 27 from the field and missed 6 of 9 from 3-point range while committing 11 turnovers in the half.

Stanford next turns its focus to the Pac-12 Tournament starting March 10.