Oregon State 90, No. 20 Stanford 71
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Brent Barry scored a career-high 33 points Thursday night as Oregon State snapped a six-game losing streak by stunning 20th-ranked Stanford 90-71.
The Beavers (4-11 Pac-10, 6-18 overall) led by as many as 20 points in the first half and were up 48-32 at halftime. Stanford (8-7, 17-7) never got closer than 11 in the second half.
Mustapha Hoff added 15 points for Oregon State, which handed Stanford its most one-sided loss of the season. Vladimir Heredia and Rob Williams added 10 points apiece for the Beavers.
Brevin Knight was the only Stanford player who was a consistent threat on offense against Oregon State’s zone defense, finishing with 26 points. Tim Young added 13 points.
Dion Cross scored just seven for the Cardinal on 2-for-12 shooting from the field. He’s averaging 18 points per game.
Barry, son of former NBA great Rick Barry, had 19 points by halftime of his next-to-last home game, including three spectacular stuffs in a 3-minute, 9-second stretch.
His reverse breakaway stuff gave Oregon State a 33-13 lead with 6:55 to play in the half, the first time the Beavers have been ahead of an opponent by 20 in 45 games.
The Beavers shot out to a 15-6 lead on Barry’s 3-pointer with 13:17 to play in the half and made it 21-8 on Sonny Benjamin’s inside basket with 10:26 to play.
Barry’s steal and stuff with 8:07 capped an 8-0 run that put Oregon State ahead 29-10 8:07 before halftime.
Stanford got within 11 twice in the second half, but each time the Beavers put together a spurt to pull away again.
Oregon State put the game away with a 12-0 run that made it 82-59 with 4:50 to play.
Stanford had 21 turnovers in the contest. The Beavers shot 61 percent in the first half.