Murrell's Career Night Fuels Win
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Max Murrell scored a career-high 18 points and Stanford pulled away midway through the second half to beat North Carolina A&T 79-65 on Tuesday night.
Murrell was 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and made four of Stanford's eight 3-pointers. Harrison Ingram added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (4-2), earning his second-career double-double, while Noah Taitz, James Keefe and Jaiden Delaire delivered eight points each. Michael O'Connell dished a team-leading five assists, while Spencer Jones tied his career best with four.
David Beatty made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead North Carolina A&T (1-5).
The Cardinal took the lead for good three minutes into the game and built a 35-26 halftime lead. The Aggies cut the deficit to 53-49 with 10:20 to play, but the Cardinal answered with a 18-2 run, capped by Murrell's 3-pointer, and led 71-51.
Murrell had 12 points and Ingram added 10 as the Cardinal shot 55% (16 of 29) in the second half. The Cardinal moved to 4-0 at home this season.
The Cardinal open their Pac-12 Conference schedule at Colorado on Sunday. The action will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.