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Da Silva scores 23 points in Stanford’s win over Spartans

December 19, 2018

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Oscar Da Silva scored a career-high 23 points to go with 10 rebounds, KZ Okpala added 25 points and Stanford beat San Jose State 78-73 on Tuesday night.

Daejon Davis added 14 points and eight assists for the Cardinal (6-4), who have won four of their last five.

Michael Steadman had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Oumar Barry added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spartans (3-7), who had won their previous two games. Craig LeCesne added 16 points and Brae Ivey had 11.

Da Silva, who was a combined 7 of 21 from the floor in his previous two games, made his first eight shots, including six from 3-point range, before cooling off.

Da Silva hit a 3-pointer with 10:04 remaining in the contest to give Stanford a 47-44 lead, which it never relinquished, though the Spartans kept it close.

Barry hit a short jumper to give the Spartans a 22-13 lead midway through the first half. San Jose State led for all but a second of the first half.

Okpala hit a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give the Cardinal a 34-33 advantage.


San Jose State is in a stretch of three games in which it visits Stanford, California and St. Mary’s before the end of the year. The Spartans hosted neighboring Santa Clara earlier in the season. ... Two of the Spartans losses are by a combined three points. ... Freshman Christian Anigwe is the younger brother of No. 14 California senior Kristine Anigwe.

Stanford played consecutive home games for the first time this season. ... The Cardinal played the Spartans for the first time since 2006 and for the 51st time overall.


San Jose State travels to California on Friday night.

Stanford plays at San Francisco on Saturday.


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