Recap: Stanford vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Chasson Randle scored 27 of his 30 points in the first half to push the seventh-seeded Stanford Cardinal to an 85-65 victory over the No. 10 seed, Arizona State Sun Devils in their Pac-12 Conference Tournament first round matchup at the Staples Center.
Aaron Bright added 11 points and five assists for Stanford (21-10), which will advance to the quarterfinal round to face its rival California on Thursday. Jarrett Man contributed 10 points for the Cardinal as they won their second game in a row.
Chanse Creekmur paced Arizona State (10-21) with 13 points and Jordan Bachynski netted 11 points. The Sun Devils lost five of their last seven games to end their season.
Stanford put it out of reach early and led by as many as 26 in the first half before taking a 50-30 advantage into the intermission. The Cardinal built their early lead by knocking down 9-of-15 from three-point range and converting 15-of-20 at the foul line in the opening 20 minutes. The Sun Devils trailed by a wide margin despite shooting a decent 45.5 percent from the floor in the first frame.
Arizona State could not put together a rally as it connected on only 35.7 percent of its field goal attempts after the break. The Cardinal made 8-of-9 from the charity stripe in the second half to protect their lead.
Stanford's bench was more productive in this one, as it outscored the Sun Devils' reserves, 33-21.Game Notes