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Stanford routs Oregon 96-61 in worst loss of Dana Altman era

Stanford routed Oregon 96-61 on Saturday in Palo Alto for the worst loss Oregon has suffered in the Dana Altman era. The previous record was Oregon’s 90-56 loss at Arizona in the 2014-15 season.

Stanford (13-11, 7-4) shot 63 percent from the field, hit 12 3-pointers on a 60-percent clip and outscored Oregon 42-28 in the paint for the Cardinals’ most lopsided victory of the season.

Oregon (15-8, 5-5) was outscored by 16 in the first half and 19 in the second to split the weekend’s road trip. Troy Brown Jr. scored 15 points but only played 24 minutes because of foul trouble while Victor Bailey Jr. chipped in 13 off the bench.

After trading buckets for the first seven minutes of the game, Stanford rattled off a 13-0 run to take a 32-16 lead. The Cardinal made 12 of their first 16 shots of the game. The Ducks responded with a 10-0 run to cut the Cardinal lead to six, but Stanford soon pushed their lead back to double digits.

The Cardinal shot 68 percent from the field and led Oregon 50-34 at the half. Dorian Pickens didn’t miss any of his five shot attempts and led all scorers with 14 points at the break. He finished with 25 points on 9-of-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from 3.

Stanford forward Reid Travis had a quiet game by his standards, scoring only nine points, but he added seven rebounds and eight assists. Kezie Okpala scored 11 of his 20 in the second half.

Already leading by double-digits, the Cardinal didn’t let up to start the second half. They opened with a 17-5 run, while the Ducks missed five of their first six shots and Troy Brown picked up his fourth foul with less than 17:25 left.

Daejon Davis’ free throws with 12 minutes left put Stanford up 30 and Oscar De Silva’s free throws with three minutes left gave Stanford its biggest lead of the game at 92-55.

Oregon returns home to host the Washington schools next week.

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