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Men's Basketball

Spencer’s Gift

STANFORD, Calif. – Spencer Jones scored a career-high 30 points and tied a school record with eight made 3-pointers and Stanford blitzed Washington at Maples Pavilion, 90-80. The Cardinal improves to 10-8 this season and 5-3 in Pac-12 play with the result.

Jones tied former Stanford stars Julius Barnes (2002-03, vs. Rice) and Terry Taylor (1987-88, vs. Seattle Pacific) with his eight triples, with the mark also the most this season by a Pac-12 player. Jones also tallied a steal and a block, helping him to become the first player in program history ranked in the top-10 in both steals and blocks. Adding to the record books, Jones now ranks ninth in Pac-12 history with 289 career made 3-pointers.

Stanford has had a 30-point scorer in consecutive games for the first time since Landry Fields tallied 30 or more in back-to-back games in January of 2010. Kanaan Carlyle scored 31 points on Thursday night against Washington State.

Carlyle added 16 points and five assists against the Huskies (11-8, 3-5 Pac-12) while Brandon Angel and Michael Jones scored 13 points apiece. Maxime Raynaud pitched in nine points and nine rebounds. The Cardinal continued its hot shooting, ending the evening at 50.9 percent from the floor and 54.2 percent from 3-point range (13-for-24).

Jumping out to an early lead, Stanford held a double-digit advantage after 7:20 of play, 22-9, following baskets from Spencer Jones and Andrej Stojakovic. Washington responded with a 9-2 run to pull within six, and Stanford held an eight-point edge at the intermission, 39-31.

Spencer Jones scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half, including a 6-for-7 tally from beyond the 3-point arc. Carlyle was also in double figures in the frame with 10 points, leading the team with six made free throws. Stanford made 21 of 27 at the stripe in the period, cementing the double-digit victory.

The Cardinal heads to rival California to open a three-game road trip on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FS1.