Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series: Stanford Tops Colorado, 76-62

Ron KnabenbauerCorrespondent INovember 29, 2008

Stanford’s Josh Owens had a game high 21 points and eight rebounds off the bench, as his Cardinal beat the Colorado Buffaloes 76-62, at home Saturday night at Maples Pavilion.


Stanford (4-0) had four players in double-digits as they played very well against a CU team that only shot 50 percent from the field in this Big 12/Pac-10 hardwood series matchup


Though the Buffs (3-2) were outplayed throughout the night, they did have the chance to win the game with Stanford shooting a poor field goal percentage of 48.2 percent.


The boys from Boulder got the game to within seven in the beginning of the second half, but missed opportunities and not being able to finish would kill the Buffs in the end.


When CU needed points, they weren’t able to get them, as they shot 20 percent from beyond the arc and had a poor showing from the charity line, going 9-for-16.


The Cardinal on the other hand, went 15-for-21 from the free throw line.


Lawrence Hill led all Stanford starters in points with 16, and also nabbed six rebounds.


Colorado junior Dwight Thorne II and freshman Nate Tomlinson led the Buffs in points with 18, and freshman Austin Dufault had a decent game scoring 10 points and grabbing five boards.


Sophomore Cory Higgins had a rough night, scoring only nine points and one assist. Higgins went 4-for-12 from the field and completed only 25 percent of his free throws.


The Buffs will look to rebound on Wednesday night at home against TCU (4-3), while the Cardinal will head to Colorado on Dec. 14th to take on Colorado State (3-3).