Erin Chang
Men's Basketball

Card Throttles Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- A key component of Stanford's game plan was to come out confident and attack the basket, Oscar da Silva said.
"I tried to be aggressive right from the get-go. I tried to take it at their bigs, get into their zone from the high post, and that worked really well," da Silva said.
The sophomore guard tied a career-high with 23 points and had nine rebounds and a career-high seven assists as Stanford handled Oregon State 83-60 on Thursday night.
Josh Sharma added 20 points and eight rebounds and Daejon Davis had 11 points with three 3-pointers for the Cardinal (12-10, 5-5), who have won four of their last five.
"We're growing up. Slowly but surely," said Stanford coach Jerod Haase, whose shirt was soaked from a postgame celebration. "Overall, we're trending the right way. The guys are playing hard, they're playing together, and they believe in what we're doing,"
"The guys played well and I allow them to throw a lot of water on me when they do that."
Tres Tinkle scored 16 points and Stephen Thompson Jr. added 15 points for the Beavers (14-8, 6-4).
"Disappointing loss. Disappointing effort. We all need to take blame for it. We had a great opportunity tonight and Stanford came in and did a woodshed job on us," Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said.
Stanford shot 54 percent, including 8 for 15 on 3-pointers, compared to 38 percent and 1 for 12 from long range for Oregon State.
The Cardinal also outrebounded the Beavers 41-26.
Stanford went on an 11-2 run, fueled by two Davis 3-pointers, to take a 20-10 lead at the 12:39 mark.
A 9-2 surge, capped by a Bryce Wills lay-up with 2:20 left in the first half, put the Cardinal ahead 46-27.
Stanford led 48-35 at the break.
Both teams struggled on offense at times in the second half, with Oregon State going more than eight minutes without a field goal.
An 11-2 run, capped by a Marcus Sheffield 3-pointer, put the Cardinal ahead 71-52 with 4:28 remaining.

Stanford will remain in the Beaver State the next couple of days, traveling to Eugene for a Sunday evening matchup with Oregon.