Okpala, da Silva score 21 apiece; Stanford wins
Oscar da Silva acknowledged he hasn’t always brought the right mindset into a game. He changed that Saturday.
Da Silva scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds, KZ Okpala added 21 points and nine rebounds and Stanford downed Arizona State 85-71 on Saturday to earn its first conference victory.
“He was awesome,” Stanford coach Jerod Haase said of da Silva. “He has to be one of the guys who play at a high level. I’d like to see Oscar play like that more consistently.”
Daejon Davis added 13 points and nine assists for the Cardinal (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12), which has won seven of eight at home against the Sun Devils.
Luguentz Dort scored 16 points for the Sun Devils (11-5, 2-2), who have lost three of five. Rob Edwards had 13 points, and Zylan Cheatham had 12 rebounds. Da Silva scored 14 of his 21 points and had seven of his 10 rebounds in the first half.
The Cardinal scored the first 12 points of the second half, opening a 52-38 advantage. The Sun Devils were held scoreless the first 5:27.
Arizona State has a home game against Oregon State on Thursday.
Stanford travels to Seattle for a game against Washington on Thursday.
Stanford forward Oscar da Silva (13) dunks during the first half Saturday.