Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
Men's Basketball

Cats Overcome Cardinal

TUCSON, Ariz. – Sophomore Daejon Davis led four members of the Cardinal in double figures with 14 points, but Arizona proved too much for Stanford in a 70-54 victory Sunday night at McKale Center.
Stanford (14-13, 7-8 Pac-12) fell behind by 11 midway through the first half, but the Cardinal continued to claw away at the Wildcats' lead for most of the contest. Back-to-back threes from Davis and Oscar da Silva cut the deficit to four (37-33) early in the second half.
Arizona (16-12, 7-8 Pac-12) responded with a three from Brandon Randolph on the other end, sparking a 9-2 run for the Wildcats to push their lead back to double digits.
The Cardinal got within eight on a lay in by Josh Sharma and a pair of free throws from Bryce Wills to make it to 58-50 with 4:44 to go.
Arizona countered Stanford's push once again, however, scoring the next four points. The Wildcats closed the game on a 12-4 run to open it up at the end.
Davis, who posted his 17th double-digit game of the season, recorded eight assists and five rebounds to go with his 14 points on the night. da Silva finished with 12 points, Sharma added 11 and KZ Okpala contributed 10 for the Cardinal. Sharma also collected 12 rebounds for his second double-double in the last three games and third of the season.
Arizona was led by Chase Jeter and Justin Coleman, with 14 points apiece.
Stanford shot 39.6 percent from the field overall and finished 4-of-20 from beyond the arc in the contest.
The Cardinal missed seven of its first eight shots to fall behind by 11 early. After cutting it to three midway through the opening period, Stanford went scoreless the final 4:10 of the half to fall behind 31-23 at the break.
Stanford was much better in the second half, shooting 52.2 percent, however, Arizona shot 50.0 percent in the final period to keep ace and outlast the Cardinal in the end.
Stanford returns home, where it will play its final three games of the regular season. The homestand begins Thursday at 6 p.m. against Washington State at Maples Pavilion.