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November 5, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Stanford, Oregon State cruise in exhibitions

Stanford struggled in the opening minutes before taking control of its exhibition against UNC Pembroke and pulling away with a relatively easy 85-71 win at Maples Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.
UNCP trimmed a 12-point deficit to six with 3:26 left to play, but the Cardinal finished the game with a 9-1 run.
Aaron Bright poured in a game-high 21 points, dishing out five assists while connecting on 8-12 attempts from the foul line. Josh Huestis notched a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Chasson Randle added 16 points and six assists, while John Gage chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. Stanford’s other starter Anthony Brown had three points.
Meanwhile Oregon State ran away with a blowout 83-58 win over Lewis & Clark at Gill Coliseum.
Junior point guard Ahmad Starks scored a team-high 14 points and guard Roberto Nelson added 10 points. The other starters (Joe Burton, Eric Moreland and Angus Brandt) each scored six points. Backup forward Devon Collier finished with 12 points, three blocks and three steals.
Oregon plays its second exhibition tonight while Washington State, Arizona and California hosts exhibitions Tuesday.
Here’s a look how Pac-12 teams have fared in the exhibition season.
Won 108-67 over Humboldt State
Nov. 6 vs. Chico State
Nov. 6 vs. San Francisco State
Won 102-75 over Concordia
Nov. 5 vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State
Won 83-58 over Lewis & Clark
Won 85-71 over UNC Pembroke
Won 71-36 over Simon Fraser
Won 88-78 over Western Washington
Nov. 6 vs. Saint Martins
Arizona State
— Star recruit Aaron Gordon is tired of the attention he’s been receiving during the recruiting process. Not much news here. He’s still undecided between Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Kentucky and Kansas. And he still plans to sign in the spring. Still there’s a few interesting anecdotes.
— Rant Sports handicaps the Gordon Sweepstakes from a Pac-12 perspective.
— Gordon has visited UW, Arizona, Oregon and Kansas. He’s scheduled to take a trip to Kentucky Nov. 10-11.
— Arizona hopes recruiting prospect Kameron Rooks, who is the of former Wildcats center Sean Rooks, will wait until the spring before making a college choice. The 7-foot center has received scholarship offers from Washington, Oregon State, Cal-Irvine and ASU.
One more video of UW coach Lorenzo Romar from Pac-12 Media Day.
— Here’s a link to a full rundown of every Pac-12 coach conducting similar interviews.
— Somewhat interesting behind-the-scenes look at Pac-12 Media Day. Here’s the video (below).
Is the Pac-12 back? The conference should receive more than last year’s two NCAA tournament berth.

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