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No. 17 SDSU rides balanced attack to win over Stanford

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Nov 15, 2022; Stanford, California, USA;  San Diego State Aztecs forward Jaedon LeDee (13) shoots over Stanford Cardinal forward Brandon Angel (23) during the first half at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Jaedon LeDee scored 14 points while Lamont Butler and Keshad Johnson added 11 apiece as No. 17 San Diego State led wire to wire in a 74-60 win over host Stanford on Tuesday night.

Micah Parrish scored nine points and Adam Seiko had eight for the Aztecs (3-0), who led by as many as 17 points in the first half and shot 51 percent from the field.

Spencer Jones led Stanford (1-2) with 15 points, while Harrison Ingram scored 11. The Cardinal shot 40.4 percent from the field and 4 of 18 (22.2 percent) from 3-point range.

Eight players scored at least six points for San Diego State, which has won five of its past six games against Pac-12 opponents.

Stanford pulled within 54-48 when Max Murrell’s 3-pointer capped a 10-2 run with 10:10 left in the second half.

The Aztecs quickly regained control with a 16-6 run and held on for their first win over Stanford in five meetings.

San Diego State opened the game by making five of its first eight 3-point attempts and led 20-9 with 11:41 left in the first half.

The Aztecs stretched their lead to 41-24 before Stanford scored six straight points, including Jones’ 3-pointer at the buzzer, to cut the deficit to 41-30 at intermission.

San Diego State, which was picked to finish first in the Mountain West preseason poll, shot 59.3 percent from the field in the first half while holding Stanford to 40.7 percent.

Stanford began the second half on a 6-2 run and cut the lead to 43-36 on Keefe’s two foul shots, but the Aztecs managed to weather the brief outburst.

Matt Bradley, who faced Stanford eight times during his three seasons at California before transferring to San Diego State, contributed seven points and five rebounds.

Aztecs guard Darrion Trammell, the reigning Mountain West player of the week, finished with six points, six assists and four steals.

Brandon Angel and James Keefe scored nine points apiece for Stanford, which has lost two straight following a win over Pacific.

–Field Level Media