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Men's Basketball

Maples Magic

STANFORD, Calif. – Jaiden Delaire scored the final three of his 20 points at the buzzer, sending Stanford to a 72-69 win over Oregon in dramatic fashion on Sunday evening at Maples Pavilion. Stanford improves to 5-3 (1-1 Pac-12) this season, while Oregon falls to 5-5 (0-2 Pac-12).

Delaire gave Stanford its first win at the buzzer since Oscar da Silva scored at the horn against UCLA on Jan. 23, 2021, stepping into a deep 3-pointer on the left wing, scoring over Oregon's Eric Williams Jr. The 20 points for Delaire came in a season-best output, as he also pitched in six rebounds and two blocks.

Harrison Ingram scored 16 points with eight rebounds and five assists, while Michael O'Connell was also in double figures with 15 points and three assists. James Keefe earned his first-career start, and finished tied with Ingram for a team-best eight rebounds. The win was Stanford's third over Oregon in the last four meetings on The Farm.

Stanford jumped out to an early 14-7 lead after back-to-back baskets from Delaire and an and-one from Maxime Raynaud, but Oregon fought back to tie the game, and lead by as many as five in the opening frame. Tied at 30-30 with 4:20 to go in the half, the Cardinal closed the frame on a 7-0 run to take a 37-30 lead at the intermission.

The Cardinal scored eight of the first nine points in the second half to take a 14-point lead, 45-31, which was its biggest of the night. Oregon was able to fight back to close the deficit, and took the lead late for one possession, 66-65, before a pair of free throws from Ingram gave the Cardinal back the lead. Tied with three seconds to go at 69 apiece, Delaire fired in the game-winner at the buzzer to send Maples Pavilion into jubilation.

The Cardinal returns to action on Thursday, Dec. 16 when Dartmouth visits Maples Pavilion. The tip is set for 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Network.