STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Brink had 21 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, Haley Jones added 17 points and eight rebounds and No. 3 Stanford beat Oregon State 63-60 on Friday night.
Agnes Emma-Nnopu added eight points and five rebounds as Stanford (20-2, 8-1 Pac-12) extended its Pac-12 home winning streak to 20 games.
Timea Gardiner scored 16 points for Oregon State (11-9, 3-6).
The game was tied at 60 with just over a minute left before Jones connected on 3 of 4 free throws to give Stanford a 63-60 lead with 23 seconds left.
After Noelle Mannen missed a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left, Shalexxus Aaron came up with the offensive rebound, but Talana Lepolo’s steal in the closing seconds sealed the win for Stanford.
Stanford led 58-52 midway through the fourth quarter on Emma-Nnopu’s 3-pointer. The Beavers scored six straight points, tying the game on Bendu Yeaney's layup.
The Beavers are 1-5 against ranked opponents this season.
The Beavers haven’t won at Maples Pavilion since Jan. 8, 2017, when they beat the Cardinal 72-69 in overtime.
No team has scored more than 77 points against Stanford since the end of the 2019-20 season.
ON THE BRINK
Brink increased her total to 78 blocks this season, the most through 22 games in school history,
Gardiner, who was chosen Pac-12 freshman of the week after scoring 15 points against Oregon, has reached double digits in scoring in all three games in which she’s played.
Oregon State: The Beavers more than held their own against an elite team and the emergence of freshman standout Gardiner figures to give them confidence moving forward.
Stanford: The Cardinal may not have played their best game but gained experience in a closely contested game against a scrappy conference opponent that should be valuable experience for tournament play.
Oregon State: Visits California on Sunday.
Stanford: Hosts Oregon on Sunday.
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