Men's Basketball

Cardinal Falls to Kansas

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford was defeated by No. 5 Kansas, 72-56, on Sunday at Maples Pavilion, falling to 11-2 on the season in the team's nonconference finale.

Oscar da Silva scored 19 points for Stanford in front of a lively, towel-waving crowd at Maples Pavilion, while Tyrell Terry added 10 points. Da Silva has scored 18 or more points in six consecutive games.

Udoka Azubuike grabbed 13 rebounds as the Jayhawks (10-2) held a big advantage on the boards, but he took just two shots to score two points and committed five turnovers. Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson added 14 points each as Kansas won its fourth straight meeting with Stanford. 

The cold-shooting Cardinal had lost just once previously and by a single point to Butler on Nov. 26. They were off to their best start since also starting 11-1 in 2008 but haven't been 12-1 since winning 26 consecutive games to begin the 2003-04 season.

Kansas jumped to a 7-0 lead before Stanford's timeout at the 15:29 mark of the first half and missed its initial 14 shots - missing seven three-pointers - and went scoreless over the first 13 possessions with four turnovers. Oscar da Silva got the Cardinal on the board at last with a pair of free throws at the 12:11 mark.

Stanford finally made its first field goal at 8:12 when Isaac White scored on a follow-up jumper moments after Kansas had an 0-for-5 possession.

14 first-half turnovers hurt Kansas as Stanford pulled within 28-18 at halftime. The Cardinal forced 21 Jayhawk turnovers in the contest, which was one shy of its season-best 22, against San Francisco.

Stanford next hosts Bay Area rival California on Thursday night in its Pac-12 Conference opener at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.