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Men's Basketball

Offense Explodes in Front of Sold Out Crowd at Maples

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STANFORD, Calif. – Setting a program record with 19 made 3-pointers, including a program-best 12 in the first half, Stanford men's basketball routed USC, 99-68, in front of a sold out crowd at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford went 19-for-38 from 3-point range, besting its previous all-time best of 16 from earlier this season (Dec. 31 vs. Arizona). The Cardinal (12-11, 7-6 Pac-12) was 12-for-19 in the first half, while the 19 total makes are tied for the most this season by any team against a Division I opponent. The mark also tied the record for most made threes by a Pac-12 team in the Pac-12 era (since 2011-12).

Maxime Raynaud led the offense with 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists, going 10-for-11 from the field and 2-for-2 from beyond the arc. The 10-for-11 performance is tied for the seventh-best single game field goal percentage in program history (min. 10 FGA), while the 20-point outing was the third in a row for Raynaud and his seventh this season.

Andrej Stojakovic and Benny Gealer each tallied new career highs off the bench with 20 and 14 points, respectively. Both guards made four 3-pointers, while Stojakovic tallied eight total field goals to go with six rebounds.

Spencer Jones scored 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting from 3-point range, moving him just seven triples away from passing Chasson Randle for the Stanford record and just three away from tying former Washington guard CJ Wilcox for eighth in Pac-12 history. Jones also moved into 13th place on Stanford's all-time scoring list, passing Keith Jones '84 (1,516 points). He stands just 40 points shy of the program's top-10.

Kanaan Carlyle was also in double figures with 10 points to go with four assists and two blocks.

Stanford led 15-14 after 6:41 of action, but followed with a season-best 25-0 run to go ahead 40-14 with 6:32 left in the period. Stojakovic scored 11 points during the run, while the Cardinal hit seven threes over the nearly-seven minute run. The Cardinal held USC (9-15, 3-10 Pac-12) without a field goal for nearly nine minutes, and led at the half, 55-26. The 55 points were Stanford's second-most in a half this season, and the most in a first half.

USC could only cut Stanford's lead as low as 21 in the second period, but Stanford picked up a 31-point win on the night. Spencer Jones scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, while Raynaud added 10 of his 25.

The Cardinal returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Seattle against Washington. The 6 p.m. tip will air on ESPN2.