Defense carries Stanford past Washington State; Cal moves to 4-0 in Pac-12 

STANFORD — Josh Huestis and Anthony Brown each scored 15 points and Stanford ran away from Washington State 80-48 on Wednesday.

Dwight Powell added 10 points for the Cardinal (11-5, 2-2 Pac-12 Conference), who won their second straight and six of eight overall. Marcus Allen added 11.

Que Johnson scored 21 points to lead the Cougars (8-9, 1-4), who lost their fourth in five games. Royce Woolridge added 13 points.

The Cougars played without their leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who missed his third straight game with a rib injury. He’s missed five of the past six Washington State contests.

Stanford led by as many as 32 points in the second half.

Huestis was 0 of 7 from the floor in Stanford’s victory at Oregon on Sunday. He showed up to play against the Cougars, sporting a new hairstyle and hitting 7 of 10 shots overall.

CAL 82, WASHINGTON 56 Cal made the most out of its first Pac-12 home game. Five players scored in double figures and the Bears (13-4, 4-0) were never serious challenged by the Huskies.

Cal was paced by Tyrone Wallace (14 points) and Richard Solomon (13 points and 12 rebounds).

Cal opened up a 30-17 lead at halftime and never looked back thanks to solid rebounding and defense.

Cal outrebounded Washinton 45-33 and held the Huskies to just 30.2 percent shooting from the field.

C.J. Wilcox was the only Washington player in double figures as he oured in 18 points.

— Staff, wire report

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