STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford is making a habit of ruining Oregon’s undefeated runs.
Chasson Randle scored 17 points, Josh Huestis had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cardinal stunned Oregon on a big stage again by routing the 10th-ranked Ducks 76-52 Wednesday night.
More than two months after the Stanford football team handed Oregon its only loss of the season, the Cardinal (13-8, 4-4 Pac-12) dominated the Ducks from the start for the basketball program’s first victory over a top-10 team in almost five years. Stanford snapped a nine-game winning streak for Oregon (18-3, 7-1), which dropped its first conference game this season.
“I hope they think we’re a tough bunch," Randle said.
Dwight Powell added 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Aaron Bright finished with 12 points as Stanford built a 25-point lead early in the second half and coasted to the buzzer. Stanford outshot Oregon 52 to 35 percent from the floor. The Cardinal also went eight of 14 from 3-point range, while the Ducks converted only four of 16 from beyond the arc.
“It’s definitely one of the best games I think our guys have played, being the fact that they’re such a highly ranked team," Dawkins said. “I think our kids had some other good moments as well, but this definitely ranks up there as one of the better moments for our program."
Carlos Emory scored 12 points and Arsalan Kazemi had six points and nine rebounds on a forgettable night for Oregon, which matched its highest ranking since March 2007 this week but will surely take a tumble in the AP poll now. Oregon’s best start in conference play since finishing 10-0 in the 1925-26 season also is over.
“We just got it handed to us," coach Dana Altman said
Despite Oregon’s strong start to the season, the Ducks entered the game as 2½-point underdogs. That might have been in part because the Ducks played without starting point guard Dominic Artis for the second straight game. Artis is out indefinitely with a left foot injury.
Stanford followed up its 87-56 win at Utah on Sunday — its most lopsided league victory in nine years — with another runaway performance.
Randle, Powell, Bright and John Gage each hit a 3-pointer during an early 18-2 run that brought the sparse crowd roaring to its feet. The Cardinal clamped down on defense, too, pushing the pace for quick scores to go ahead 20-8 in the first eight minutes.
Oregon missed its first six shots from beyond the arc and committed 20 turnovers, including three egregious errors just before the break. Stanford scored after each one, part of a quick 6-0 burst capped by Anthony Brown’s bank hook that helped the Cardinal carry a 35-22 lead into the locker room.
Stanford started even faster in the second half.
After E.J. Singler’s 3-pointer cut the Cardinal’s lead to 10, the Ducks never got closer. Powell started a three-point play with a layup over Singler, then made a runner and another from beyond the arc as the Cardinal gained control for good. Huestis cleaned up a miss with a putback dunk, and Bright made a jumper and a 3-pointer to put the Cardinal ahead 54-29 with 12:08 remaining.
Singler finished with six points and four rebounds in 26 minutes.
Also on Wednesday:
No. 1 Michigan 68
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and Michigan (20-1, 7-1 Big Ten) was nearly flawless at the start, making 10 of its first 11 shots and going the entire first half without a turnover.
No. 3 Indiana 97
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points and Indiana (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten) handed Purdue its worst loss at Mackey Arena.
No. 4 Florida 75
South Carolina 36
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece and Florida (17-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) rolled.
No. 5 Duke 75
Wake Forest 70
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 32 points and Seth Curry added 21 to help Duke (18-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) win.
No. 14 Miami 73
Virginia Tech 64
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Shane Larkin scored 25 points and Miami (16-3, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) took command with a 13-2 second-half run for its eighth consecutive victory. Erick Green led the Hokies with 30 points.
No. 17 Missouri 70
BATON ROUGE, La. — Anthony Hickey scored 20 points and Andre Stringer added 18 to lead LSU (11-7, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) past Missouri (15-5, 4-3).
No. 18 Kansas State 83
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Thomas Gipson had 17 points off the bench and Kansas State (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) snapped a two-game skid.
No. 20 New Mexico 63
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points to lead New Mexico (18-3, 5-1 Mountain West).
No. 21 Creighton 91
Missouri State 77
OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 29 points for the Bluejays (19-3, 8-2 Missouri Valley).
No. 24 Cincinnati 62
CINCINNATI — Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points and Cincinnati (17-4, 5-3 Big East) overcame a 10-point deficit.
LOS ANGELES — Jio Fontan and Aaron Fuller scored 15 points each as USC (9-13, 4-5 Pac-12) won in overtime. Shabazz Muhammad scored 22 points for UCLA (16-6, 6-3).