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Stanford knocks off No. 9 Texas

Anthony Brown’s 25 points help lift the Cardinal over the Longhorns.

ANTHONY BROWN scored a season-best 25 points and Chasson Randle added 21 to help visiting Stanford knock off No. 9 Texas, 74-71, in overtime last night.

The victory was Stanford's first on the road against a top-10 team since 2008.

"Our guys played with a lot of passion," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said.

Brown gave Stanford (7-3) a one-point lead by making a driving shot with 1:08 left in the extra period. After Texas (10-2) guard Javan Felix missed a three-point shot, Randle made a jumper with 10 seconds left for the final margin of victory.

Felix and Demarcus Holland then missed forced three-point shots as Texas tried to tie the game.

Felix led Texas with a season-high 19 points. Guard Kendal Yancy and forward Jonathan Holmes scored 14 apiece.

Holmes created the overtime with a jump shot from the free throw line with 25 seconds remaining.

Stanford had taken the lead 31 seconds earlier on a Randle jumper from around the foul circle.

Randle, Stanford's All-Pac-12 guard, left the game with two fouls with 5:16 left in the first half. The Cardinal trailed by six at the time. Instead of crumbling, Stanford rallied to pull even at halftime at 31 apiece on a driving shot by Rosco Allen.

Brown carried Stanford through those potentially rough 5 minutes. An average three-point shooter - 35.3 percent before Tuesday - made three treys without missing after Randle left the game. He also hit one before Randle sat down.

In other games

* At Louisville, Wayne Blackshear hit his first seven shots en route to a career-high 31 points that helped the No. 4 Cardinals (11-0) rout Cal State Northridge, 80-55, despite the absence of Montrezl Harrell, who was suspended for a game by the Atlantic Coast Conference for a flagrant-2 foul.

* At Utah, freshman Brekkott Chapman scored a career-best 22 points to help the No. 14 Utes (902) cruise past South Dakota State, 80-66.

* At Hawaii, Ron Baker had 17 points and No. 11 Wichita State (10-1) turned back the Rainbow Warriors, 80-79, in overtime in the Diamond Head Classic.

* At Cincinnati, Kevin Johnson led a balanced attack with 11 points and the Bearcats (8-3) overwhelmed Wagner, 72-48, in the Bearcats' second game without head coach Mick Cronin, who was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.


* The undisclosed foot injury that has sidelined Californioa sophomore guard Jabari Bird for six games is a stress fracture, according to his high school coach. Cal coach Cuonzo Martin has been vague about the nature of the injury and the timetable for Bird's return, but Salesian High coach Bill Mellis said Bird told him about the injury.

* San Diego State senior forward Dwayne Polee II has been released from the hospital and is at home resting, less than 24 hours after he collapsed on the court during a game against UC Riverside. A school spokesman said Polee was awaiting test results.