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Humphrey scores 26; Stanford beats Pacific

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POSTED November 12, 2017 11:46 p.m.

STANFORD  (AP) — Michael Humphrey scored 26 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to help Stanford beat Pacific 89-80 on Sunday night.

Reid Travis added 23 points for the Cardinal (2-0), who improved to 32-5 against the Tigers in a series that dates to the 1916-17 season, which was the last time Pacific won at Stanford. This was their first meeting in six seasons.

Anthony Townes had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (0-1) before fouling out with 10:53 remaining to play in the game. Miles Reynolds led Pacific with 20 points and Roberto Gallinat added 15 points.

Humphrey, who did not score in Stanford’s opening season victory over Cal Poly on Friday night, was 6 of 12 from the field, including 2 of 3 from l3-point range, and made 12-of-14 free throws.

Namdi Okonkwo, who later fouled out with 10 points, dunked with 5:27 left to bring Pacific within 77-70 and Lafayette Dorsey hit a driving layup about three minutes later to make a five-point game. The Tigers didn’t get any closer.

Reynolds helped give Pacific a 6-2, but Stanford responded with a 16-2 run over the next four minutes, punctuated by 3-pointers from Humphrey and Robert Cartwright.

The Cardinal led by as many as 25 points before settling for a 53-31 edge at halftime.

BIG PICTURE

Pacific: In his second season as Tigers coach, former Arizona and NBA star Damon Stoudamire will be starting over as seven new players take the court this season. ... Pacific lost its third straight season-opener to a Pac-12 school. ... The last time an opponent scored at least 40 points against Stanford was Stoudamire, with 45 on Jan. 14, 1995 while at Arizona.

Stanford: Three seniors and two freshmen started for the Cardinal against the Tigers, an indication of how important recruiting is for coach Jarod Haase as he starts to bring in his own players. ... Freshman Kezie Okpala remains unavailable for the Cardinal as he continues to work toward completing schoolwork from high school.

UP NEXT:

Pacific: Hosts UC Davis on Wednesday night.

Stanford: Hosts Eastern Washington on Tuesday night.

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