Since returning from final exams, Stanford (14-2, 3-0) has had a number of slow starts. This was not one of them.
They went up 10-2 in the blink of an eye, forcing WSU coach Kyle Smith to burn a timeout before the under 16 could put them out of their misery. The idea was to slow the Cardinal momentum, but the reality could not have been more different. By the ten minute mark, the Stanford advantage had ballooned to 26-4.
Oscar da Silva scored 15 points in the game’s first 9 minutes before heading to the bench with foul trouble.