The Pac-12 Tournament got underway earlier Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona State Sun Devils locked horns to see who moves on to the next round. And behind a record-setting performance from Stanford's Chasson Randle, the Cardinal easily eliminated the Sun Devils by the score of 85-65.
The Sun Devils (10-21, 6-12 Pac-12), came out flat and never could get fully into gear, taking a 20-point defecit into the locker room at halftime and never recovered. They were led by Chanse Creekmur's 13 off the bench, while Jordan Bachynski had 11 and four rebounds.
As for the Cardinal (21-10, 10-8 Pac-12) they were led by Chasson Randle's incredible night, setting a new Pac-12 record with 27 points in the first half, breaking Klay Thompson's old mark of 25 set last year. Randle cooled off in the second half, finishing the game with a new career-high 30 points on 7-11 shooting including 6-8 from downtown.
The Cardinal now move on to face their arch-rival California on Thursday in the next round of the Pac-12 tournament, with tip-off set for 6 p.m.
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