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Men's Basketball

Carlyle Breaks Freshman Record, But Card Falls to Cougars

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford men's basketball saw its freshman scoring record fall, but the Cardinal was clipped by Washington State, 89-75, on Thursday at Maples Pavilion.

Kanaan Carlyle scored a career-high 31 points, breaking the Stanford freshman record of 30 previously held by Chasson Randle (March 7, 2012 vs. Arizona State) and Todd Lichti (Dec. 22, 1985 vs. Seton Hall). The 31 points are the most by a true freshman in any major conference this season and the fifth most by any freshman in the country – true or redshirt. The last Pac-12 true freshman to have at least 31 in a game was Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin on Jan. 14, 2021 (31 vs Oregon State).

Maxime Raynaud chipped in his third consecutive double-double, and sixth this season, with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Benny Gealer finished one point shy of his career-high, ending the night with 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting. The Cardinal shot 51.9 percent from the floor as a team and 57.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.

Stanford got off to a slow start, trailing 16-9 after 6:17 of play, but pulled within one three minutes later after a 6-0 run from Carlyle. The Cougars recorded with an 18-3 run of their own and went on to lead at the half by 13, 42-29.

The Cardinal offense scored 46 points over the final 20 minutes on 60 percent shooting from the floor, cutting a 19-point deficit to single digits in the closing minutes. Carlyle and Raynaud combined for 34 points in the period on 11-for-16 shooting, including five makes from 3-point range. The Cougars held on despite the Cardinal push for the road victory.

The three-game homestand comes to a close for Stanford on Saturday, Jan. 18 against Washington. The 6 p.m. tip will air on Pac-12 Network.