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Stanford Falls in Vegas

Mar 10, 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jaiden Delaire had 14 points to lead the Cardinal, but sixth-seeded Stanford fell to No. 11 seed California, 76-58, Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

Oscar da Silva and Michael O'Connell each scored 12 for the Cardinal. Bryce Wills pitched in eight with three steals, whle Spencer Jones and Lukas Kisunas had six each.

The Cardinal, which came into the game with the league's second-best field goal percentage inside the arc, shot just 37.7 percent from the floor.

Matt Bradley scored 19 points off the bench for Cal and Ryan Betley and Andre Kelly, also off the bench, scored 13 and 12, respectively. Bradley and Betley combined to shoot 11 for 16 including 6 for 8 from 3-point range.

The Cardinal (14-13) entered having beaten Cal twice during the regular season.  Oscar da Silva buried a 3-pointer to bring Stanford within 52-51 with 6:53 remaining, but Betley responded with a 3 and Cal proceeded to blitz Stanford 24-7 to close the game.

Prior to the game, da Silva was announced as the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.