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Men's Basketball

Conquered the Cougars

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Daejon Davis led five members of the Cardinal in double figures, as Stanford beat Washington State 78-66 on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.
Oscar da Silva scored 12 points with five rebounds for Stanford (9-9, 2-4, Pac-12) and Josh Sharma added 11 points and eight rebounds.
CJ Elleby scored 18 points and eight rebounds for Washington State (8-10, 1-4) and Ahmed Ali finished with 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.
Trailing 14-6 after the first six minutes, Stanford went on a 13-2 run over 3:16 led by Bryce Wills, who capped it with a 3-pointer and a goaltending call on a layup in transition for a 19-16 lead.
After a 3 from Marvin Cannon and a couple of layups on the inside from Jeff Pollard, WSU would not score for 3:09.
WSU's drought led to a 14-2 Stanford run capped by Marcus Sheffield's 3 and Jaiden Delaire's layup.
The Cougars closed the first half with a 7-0 run that included back-to-back layups from Elleby and Ali's fourth 3-pointer of the half, but Stanford led 39-35 at the break.
Stanford started the second half on an 8-4 run, but WSU scored seven straight in 32 seconds to close to 47-46. A layup from Elleby followed by a steal and assist from Ali to Viont'e Daniels for a layup and a foul on the next possession brought the home crowd to its feet.
The Cardinal answered with three 3-pointers on a 9-2 run to extend the lead once again. Da Silva, Sheffield and Davis all had 3's during the run, making it 56-48 with 12 minutes left.
WSU cut the lead to 69-64 after Robert Franks' two free throws with 2:30 remaining, but, after WSU knocked a potential defensive rebound out of bounds, Wills made an easy dunk and Stanford scored six unanswered points in the final 55 seconds.
Stanford returns home, where the Cardinal will face Utah on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.