TEMPE, Ariz.- Anthony Brown scored a team-high 21 points but Stanford fell short in a 76-64 loss at Arizona State on Thursday night.
The Cardinal (18-9, 9-6 Pac-12) missed a chance to take over sole possession of third place in the conference, as the Sun Devils (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12) salvaged a split of the season series. Instead, both teams joined California and Colorado in a four-way tie in the Pac-12 standings.
Jahii Carson’s game-high 26 points led Arizona State, which built an early lead and connected on 10-19 from three-point territory.
The Cardinal never got closer than nine in the second half.
Stanford missed 11 of its first 15 shots and trailed 34-19 with 3:17 left in the first half, as Arizona State led 39-29 at the break.
Stanford concludes its road swing on Sunday, March 2, at No. 3/3 Arizona in a 5 p.m. PT tip.
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NOTES: Stanford has won seven of the last 10 meetings against Arizona State. It was the Cardinal’s first loss in Tempe since an 88-70 setback on Jan. 30, 2010 … Tonight was the fourth tip time of 9 p.m. or later this season for Stanford. The Cardinal is now 2-2 in such games, defeating Houston (10 p.m.) and No. 10/10 Connecticut (9 p.m.) and losing to Pittsburgh (9:30 p.m.) … Anthony Brown notched his fifth 20-point game of the season and seventh of his career … In six career games against Arizona State, Chasson Randle is averaging 15.0 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field … Josh Huestis, who broke Stanford’s career blocks record last Thursday, tallied three swats and now has 177 … Stanford finished with 15 turnovers, only the fifth time in 13 games the Cardinal has committed less than 10 miscues … Head coach Johnny Dawkins has employed the same starting lineup for all 27 games: Chasson Randle, Anthony Brown, Josh Huestis, Dwight Powell and Stefan Nastic.