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Stanford shocks Texas on the road

Stanford’s Anthony Brown, driving around Texas’ Jordan Barnett in the first half, scores a season-high 25 to key the upset.
Stanford’s Anthony Brown, driving around Texas’ Jordan Barnett in the first half, scores a season-high 25 to key the upset.
Published Dec. 24, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Anthony Brown knew he could play a lot better after Stanford lost at BYU last week. He did just that Tuesday night to help the Cardinal pull off an upset of No. 9 Texas.

"I wanted to be aggressive," Brown said. "I wanted to have no regrets."

The Cardinal forward scored a season-best 25, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, helping Stanford defeat the Longhorns 74-71.

Chasson Randle added 22 points, including a clutch shot in overtime to help Stanford beat a top-10 team on the road for the first time since 2008.

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

Brown hit all four of his 3-pointers, but his final basket, with 1:08 left in overtime, was on a drive inside.

After Texas guard Javan Felix missed a 3-pointer, Randle made a jumper with 10 seconds left. He then made a jump shot with 10 seconds left to give Stanford (7-3) a three-point lead.

Felix and Demarcus Holland missed forced 3-pointers as Texas tried to tie.

Felix led the Longhorns (10-2) with a season-high 19 points. Guard Kendal Yancy and forward Jonathan Holmes scored 14 each.

Holmes forced overtime with a jump shot from the free-throw line with 25 seconds left. Stanford had taken the lead 31 seconds earlier on a jumper by Randle from around the foul circle.

Randle and Brown repeatedly made step-back jumpers when they appeared to be well-guarded. Randle's final shot was one of them.

"I wanted to create some space," Randle said. "I knew if I got that, I was going to get the shot. We do a lot of that in our skill development with our coaching staff."

NO. 4 LOUISVILLE 80, CS NORTHRIDGE 55: Wayne Blackshear hit his first seven shots en route to a career-high 31 points, matching his previous best of 23 by halftime of a game the host Cardinals (11-0) played without suspended junior forward Montrezl Harrell. The preseason All-America selection was suspended one game by the Atlantic Coast Conference following a flagrant-2 foul and ejection at Western Kentucky. Louisville didn't miss him, shooting 47 percent from the field.

NO. 7 VILLANOVA 92, NJIT 67: Dylan Ennis scored 17, Ryan Arcidiacono matched his season high with 16 and the host Wildcats (12-0) shot 54 percent from the field to survive an early upset scare and match the second-best start in program history. The Highlanders stunned Michigan this month and looked prime to pull off their second major upset of the season after making 8 of 13 3-pointers in the first half.

NO. 14 UTAH 80, SOUTH DAKOTA ST. 66: Freshman Brekkott Chapman scored a career-best 22 for the host Utes (9-2), who used a four-minute first-half run to take command.

SAN DIEGO ST.: Senior forward Dwayne Polee II was released from the hospital and was home resting less than 24 hours after he collapsed on the court during late Monday's game against UC Riverside. University spokesman Mike May said Polee had a series of tests and was awaiting results. May said Polee can resume normal activities but has not been cleared for basketball.