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Jordan Pope scores 30 as Oregon State beats Stanford

Feb 24, 2024; Stanford, California, USA; Oregon State Beavers guard Jordan Pope (right) collides with Stanford Cardinal guard Kanaan Carlyle (3) during the first half at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Pope had 30 points and Michael Rataj finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon State to its first road victory of the season, an 85-73 win over Stanford on Saturday.

Pope had 17 of his points in the first half while Rataj compiled 14 points in the second half.

The Beavers (12-16, 4-13 Pac-12) are now 1-11 in games away from Corvallis, Ore., and 1-8 in true road games.

Oregon State snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Stanford (12-15, 7-10) has lost four straight games and six of its last seven.

Tyler Bilodeau had 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting from field and Dexter Akanno finished with 11 points for Oregon State.

Maxime Reynaud matched his career high of 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Stanford. Brandon Angel had all 15 of his points in the second half.

Spencer Jones added 13 points before fouling out with 4:25 remaining. Jones became Stanford’s career leader in made 3-pointers, converting three to give him 306.

Chasson Randle (2011-15) had the previous record of 304.

Oregon State went on a 17-2 run to build a 22-13 lead with 6:41 left in the first half. Pope had nine points in that stretch.

After Stanford cut the lead to 31-30 with 2:09 left in the half, Pope started a 7-0 run with two baskets before Rataj made a 3-pointer.

Oregon State led 38-32 going into halftime.

Rataj had five points, including another 3-pointer, as part of the Beavers’ 7-2 run to start the second half.

His two free throws put Oregon State ahead 45-34 with 17:56 left.

Stanford went on a 16-2 run, culminating on a 3-pointer by Angel with 12:30 left that put the Cardinal ahead 50-47.

A 9-2 run by Oregon State that included a 3-pointer and five points from Bilodeau gave the Beavers a 66-58 lead with 6:18 remaining.

Stanford did not get closer than six points the rest of the game.

Oregon State outscored the Cardinal 7-2 over the last 1:29 of the game to secure the victory.

–Field Level Media

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