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Stanford defeats Washington State 78-67

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Stanford defeats Washington State 78-67

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Washington State 's Mike Ladd (2) dribbles past Stanford 's Chasson Randle (5) during the first half …

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Aaron Bright scored a season-high 19 points, Dwight Powell added 16 and Stanford earned its first Pac-12 Conference victory, beating Washington State 78-67 Wednesday night.

Chasson Randle added 16 points for the Cardinal (10-6, 1-2 Pac-12), who ended a two-game slide.

Brock Motum matched his season-high with 29 points to lead the Cougars (9-6, 0-2). Mike Ladd added 15 points.

The largest lead for either team was six points until Stanford began pulling away in the final minutes.

D.J. Shelton hit consecutive 3-pointers for Washington State to tie the game at 37 with just under 13 minutes to play.

The lead changed hands six times afterward.

Stanford led 27-23 at halftime after Randle and Bright each hit a 3-pointer in the last five minutes.

This was the fifth game involving the Cougars that neither team scored more than 27 points in the first half.

It was a first for Stanford.

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