Stefan Nastic scored 20 points and Dwight Powell added 14 as Stanford muscled its way to a 79-62 victory over Cal Poly on Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

Powell and Nastic gave the Cardinal (9-3) a size advantage down low, and the two frontcourt players paced the team in the first half before a barrage of 3-pointers put the game out of reach. Stanford led 33-20 at halftime.

"We wanted to get the ball inside," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "Stef's been really doing a good job of anchoring our post position."

Chasson Randle had a trio of 3-pointers in the second half en route to a 20-point effort for the Cardinal, which begins Pac-12 play Thursday against Cal at Maples Pavilion.

Nastic said he's looking forward to starting the conference schedule off with a rivalry game. "It's always nice when the stakes are a bit higher," he said.

Chris Eversley led the Mustangs (4-8) with 25 points.

Saint Mary's: Assistant coach Eran Ganot will be acting head coach while Randy Bennett serves a five-game suspension, a school official confirmed. The Gaels open WCC play Monday at Pacific as Bennett's suspension begins. Ganot will also lead Saint Mary's at Gonzaga and Portland and against William Jessup and Santa Clara.

Bennett's suspension was part of NCAA sanctions levied on the program last spring for rules violations. He's also prohibited from attending practices and contact with players. Bennett will coach against USF on Jan. 11.

Wichita State 81, Davidson 70: Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help the No. 10 Shockers (13-0) beat the visiting Wildcats (4-9).

Oregon 97, Morgan State 76: Joseph Young had 24 points and the No. 12 Ducks (12-0) continued their best start in eight seasons with a win over the visiting Bears (3-9).


Cal 77, Lafayette 60: Reshanda Gray scored the Bears' first seven points and finished with 20 points and eight rebounds as No. 23 Cal (8-3) beat the visiting Leopards (6-5). Coach Lindsay Gottlieb used a new starting lineup, and the Bears responded as six players had at least eight points. Brittany Boyd added 13 points, seven assists and four steals. "This was a fun game to close out 2013," Gottlieb said.

Connecticut 67, Cincinnati 34: Breanna Stewart had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the No. 1 Huskies (13-0, 1-0 American Athletic) over the visiting Bearcats (7-5, 0-1).

Staff writer Stephanie Hammon and wire services contributed to this report.