LOS ANGELES -- Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime to lead Stanford to a 79-71 victory over USC at Galen Center on Sunday.
The victory salvaged Stanford's two-game trip to Southern California, giving Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins his first Pac-12 regular-season victory on the road against either USC or UCLA.
Josh Huestis scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Dwight Powell added 14 points with six rebounds to lead the Cardinal (13-6, 4-3). Stanford went 8 for 10 from the field in overtime, including four 3-pointers.
"It just feels good to get a win, any road win," Dawkins said. "Any time you can come down on the road and win, it's a big win."
Huestis hit a 3-pointer from the elbow with 1:30 left in regulation to give the Cardinal a five-point lead at 61-56.
USC guard Pe'Shon Howard drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to cut the lead to two points with 33 seconds left in regulation, but as Stanford guard Anthony Brown was dribbling the ball up the court, the ball slipped off his hand and out of bounds.
"It was a routine play that I do every day," Brown said. "It slipped, and I was pretty upset with myself."
On the ensuing inbounds play, Brown fouled a driving Byron Wesley, who made both free throws to tie the game with 21.6 seconds and send it into overtime.
Stanford opened the second half missing 14 of its first 17 attempts but held onto a small lead.
"They tried to make it a scrappy game," Brown said of USC. "We kind of fell into that a little bit with their presses. We just didn't hit shots, but we battled through it."
Stanford opened the game quickly and built an eight-point lead at 12-4 with 15:05 left in the half on a short jumper by Powell. USC (10-10, 1-6) took advantage of a Cardinal scoring drought and went on a 17-7 run to take a 21-19 lead with 6:06 left in the half.
Stanford entered the half with a 32-28 lead, keyed by Randle. Randle was fouled driving to the basket with 45 seconds left in the half, and Howard was whistled for a technical foul for arguing the call. Randle made the first of two free throws for the technical foul and the first of two free throws for the personal foul.
Wesley led all scorers with 18 points.
The Cardinal returns home for a two-game homestand, playing host to top-ranked Arizona on Wednesday and Arizona State on Saturday.
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