Joseph's 30 carry Oregon past Stanford 78-67

The Associated Press
Joseph's 30 carry Oregon past Stanford 78-67
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Stanford's Josh Owens, top, goes to the basket as Oregon's E.J. Singler (25) defends while teammate on (5) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Devoe Joseph scored a career-high 30 points to lead Oregon past Stanford 78-67 on Thursday night.

Coming off a four-point, 1-for-13 shooting performance Saturday against Washington, Joseph made 9 of 15, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range.

E.J. Singler scored 13 points for the Ducks (11-4, 2-1 Pac-12), who went 10 for 12 from the free throw line in the final 3 minutes.

Oregon is off to its best start since opening 12-4 in 2006-07 and is 9-0 this season when scoring at least 70.

Josh Owens led the Cardinal (12-3, 2-1) with 19 points. He had 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the first half but picked up his third foul early in the second and sat out nearly 7 minutes.

Aaron Bright also scored 14 points for the Cardinal, and John Gage added 13.

Oregon led 34-32 at halftime and never trailed in the second half.