STANFORD, Calif. — Spencer Jones and Michael Jones each scored 18 points and Stanford broke through at the defensive end to earn its first Pac-12 win of the season, knocking off Oregon State, 67-46, on Thursday night.
The Cardinal built a 31-22 lead at halftime but the Beavers battled back to start the second half. Tyler Bilodeau and Glenn Taylor Jr. both hit 3-pointers and Dexter Akanno had a layup to pull the Beavers (7-12, 1-7 Pac-12) within a point less than three minutes into the period.
Stanford pushed back, with Harrison Ingram and Maxime Raynaud getting to the basket for layups and Spencer Jones knocking down a 3. When Raynaud dunked with 13:21 left, the Cardinal had pushed the lead back to double digits and they cruised home.
Stanford (6-12, 1-7 Pac-12) had lost seven straight games to start the conference season and the win snapped a five-game losing streak.
Spencer Jones hit 4 of 8 from distance and Michael Jones hit 4 of 6. Ingram finished with eight rebounds and six assists and Raynaud added 12 points with six boards. Stanford hit 26 of 58 from, the field (44.8 percent) and checked the Beavers on 14 of 41 shooting (34.1%), including 7 of 21 from distance.
Taylor Jr. led the Beavers with 11 points.
Stanford plays host to Oregon on Saturday, Oregon State plays at Cal on Sunday.
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