Stanford pulls away from Beavers

CORVALLIS — Josh Huestis had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Stanford pulled away down the stretch to beat Oregon State 82-72 Thursday night.

Huestis scored 16 of his points after halftime for the Cardinal (16-11, 7-7 Pac-12), who had lost three of its previous four games.

Dwight Powell had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Stanford.

Oregon State closed within 73-69 after Roberto Nelson's outside jumper with 2:41 left. Stanford answered with an Aaron Bright 3-pointer and a Powell dunk to go back ahead 78-69 with 1:09 left. The Beavers got no closer than six from there.

Chasson Randle and Andy Brown scored 13 for Stanford, and Aaron Bright had 12 points and six assists.

Nelson had 28 points to lead the Beavers (13-14, 3-11), who remain in a tie for 10th with Utah.

Joe Burton had 16 points and eight rebounds for Oregon State, and Eric Moreland had 11 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

The Cardinal never trailed after a 7-0 run, capped by Bright's lay-in, gave them a 43-37 lead early in the second half. A long jumper by Huestis extended the Cardinal advantage to 49-42 with 15:18 remaining.

Oregon State closed within two points twice before Brown converted a conventional three-point play to make it 54-49.

The Beavers got within two twice more before Stanford opened up a 63-56 lead on Bright's 3-pointer with 8:33 remaining.

Randle and Brown each made one of two free throws, then Powell finished a long Cardinal possession with a tip in for a 71-65 edge with 4:32 left.

Stanford shot 48 percent while Oregon State made 43 percent from the field. The Cardinal had a 40-37 rebounding average.

Randle had 10 of Stanford's first 18 points, including a lay-in to cap a 13-2 run that gave the Cardinal an 18-13 lead.

Stanford took its biggest lead of the half at 25-18 on a short jumper by Robbie Lemons with 9:13 left.

Oregon State scored the next five points, the last three by Devon Collier. The Beavers tied it at 27 when Burton found Collier for a lay-in.

Nelson's short fadeaway jumper in the closing seconds of the half gave Oregon State a 35-34 lead at the half.

Burton and Randle were the leading scorers in the first half with 12 points apiece.

Colorado 60, Utah 50

At Boulder, Colo., Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points and had a key block in the late going, helping Colorado pull away for a victory over Utah.

Sabatino Chen added 12 points and Andre Roberson had 10 as Colorado (18-8, 8-6 Pac-12) rebounded from its overtime loss to Arizona State last weekend despite missing freshman star Josh Scott, who sat out with a concussion suffered in the game against the Sun Devils.

The Buffaloes gained a split of their season series with the Utes, who took the first meeting 58-55 in Utah earlier this month.

Jordan Loveridge had 12 points to lead Utah (11-15, 3-11 Pac-12). Jason Washburn and Brandon Taylor added 10 points apiece.

Roberson, who is leading the nation in rebounding, also had 13 boards for the Buffaloes. He increased his career total to 1,006. He ranks second in school history behind Stephane Pelle, who had 1,054 from 1999-2003.

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