Men's Basketball

Dominant Start Continues

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Freshman Tyrell Terry was having trouble with his long-range shooting, so he put in some extra work. It paid off.

Terry scored 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and Stanford opened its season with six straight victories for the first time in 11 years, beating William & Mary 81-50 on Thursday night.

"I told him during the recruiting process that every team I've seen him play on takes his personality," Stanford coach Jerod Haase said. "He's doing a great job of passing the ball."

Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis added 14 points apiece for the Cardinal (6-0), which is off to its best start since opening the 2008-09 season with 10 straight wins.

Andy Van Vliet, the reigning CAA Player of the Week, scored 11 points to lead the Tribe (4-2), who have lost two in a row since opening with four wins. Quinn Blair added 10 points.

"I don't know what our team can take away from this kind of game," Tribe coach Dane Fischer said. "Anytime you play at the highest level, which this is, it's a great opportunity for the guys to take on some great competition. We played great the other night at Oklahoma. But I didn't think we had the same effort or energy tonight. That's something we can work on."

Senior Nathan Knight, who scored 30 points in William & Mary's loss to the Sooners, made 2 of 4 from the field and had five rebounds before fouling out. He was averaging a double-double through the first five games.

"It was a team effort," Haase said. "We used multiple guys on him. Mostly Bryce (Wills), who did a great job. His versatility is unbelievable. He can guard so many different players."

Terry was 8 of 11 from the field, including a 5 of 7 effort from 3-point range.

"We had to put two halves together," Terry said. "We made it a goal to play a full 40 minutes."

Stanford freshman Spencer Jones scored his first 2-point basket of the season with just over 12 minutes to play on a driving layup. His first 17 field goals were all from 3-point range.

"We had been giving him a hard time about that," Davis said. "That's why he pointed to us and gave us the peace sign."

Stanford outscored the Tribe 8-2 over the final two minutes of the first half to take a 39-25 lead.

William & Mary went scoreless for a span of 4:26 in the first half.

Stanford next face Oklahoma on Monday in the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.