Cougs comeback falls short at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Daejon Davis it a pair of free throws with 10 seconds to play, lifting Stanford to an 86-84 victory over Washington State on Saturday, its straight win.

Reid Travis scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Cardinal (16-13, 10-6 Pac-12), who assured themselves of at least a .500 season. KZ Okpala added 20 points, one shy of his season-high and Michael Humphrey scored 16, leaving him two shy of 1,000 career points.

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Robert Franks scored 19 points to lead the Cougars (11-17, 3-13), who have lost four straight to Stanford and 11 of 14 overall. Malachi Flynn and Drick Bernstine each added 16 points, a season high for Bernstine. Milan Acquaah had 10 points, all in the first half.

Flynn missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Franks dunked with 36 seconds remaining to complete a 14-point comeback by the Cougars. Flynn led the surge after the Cougars fell behind 69-55 midway through the second half.

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Stanford held the lead for most of the game, but the Cougars stayed in it by shooting over 56 percent from the field, and nearly 48 percent from 3-point range.

Dorian Pickens added 14 points for the Cardinal.


Washington State: The Cougars won their first road game of the season at California on Thursday. They ended a nine-game road losing streak. ... Since opening the season 6-0, Washington State has not won two consecutive games. The Cougars have already set the school for 3-pointers made and could threaten the Pac-12 record of 354. They hit 11 3s on Saturday and have 313 this season.

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Stanford: Seniors Michael Humphrey and Dorian Pickens have climbed the all-time lists. Humphrey reached 670 rebounds during Saturday's game. Pickens is in the top 10 with 179 3-pointers. Humphrey needed 18 points to join Stanford's 1,000-point club.


Washington State: Hosts Oregon on Thursday.

Stanford: at Arizona on Thursday.

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