Card Comes Up Short at Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. - Taking the court for the third time in five days, and in the seventh of eight games over a 17-day stretch, Stanford men's basketball fell to Oregon, 68-60, on Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena.
Maxime Raynaud and Michael O'Connell scored 11 points each and Harrison Ingram and Brandon Angel had 10 apiece, with Angel grabbing 10 rebounds for Stanford (14-10, 7-7), which has lost two straight to quadrant one teams in the NET rankings. The double-double is the first of Angel's career.
De'Vion Harmon had a season-high 21 points and Will Richardson scored all 12 of his in the final 10 minutes. Harmon was 8-of-15 shooting with three 3-pointers and Richardson, the Pac-12's top 3-point percentage shooter going in at 46.7%, was only 3 of 14 from the field, including 1 of 8 from the arc, but came on late to help the Ducks (16-7, 9-3) hold off the Cardinal. N'Faly Dante also scored 12 points with seven rebounds.
Oregon quickly extended an eight-point halftime lead when Dante finished an 8-2 half-opening run with an emphatic dunk. The Ducks didn't get another bucket for over six minutes but still had a five-point edge when Richardson scored midway through the half to end the drought.
Stanford's Raynaud cut the lead to three with a basket moments later, the closest the Cardinal would come. Ingram missed a 3-pointer with 35.6 seconds left that would have cut the lead to two. Richardson then made four straight free throws.
Harmon scored 12 points in the first half when Oregon led almost the entire way and took a 32-24 lead.
Both teams shot in the low 40s but Oregon made 13 of 15 free throws to 4 of 4 for the Cardinal, who had 17 turnovers.
Stanford is at Oregon State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Network.