NCAAB Game Recap - North Carolina Wilmington at Stanford
Sun Dec 1, 2019 4:00 PM EST

MD
84
Marq
63
F
Wake
66
Ariz
73
F
LaSal
72
Vill
83
F
TexAM
62
Fairf
67
F
Mercer
66
Canis
76
F
N DA
56
Campbl
58
F
Maine
40
UConn
64
F
CenCT
71
UMassL
73
F
LongB
79
Penn
95
F
South
65
Tul
82
F
URI
81
WVU
86
F
(N/A)
57
SacHr
101
F
GrgWas
65
SCar
74
F
MD-ES
45
Ford
66
F
Hof
91
HolyC
69
F
Mont
63
NM
72
F
Vermt
52
Yale
65
F
JackSt
52
AF
76
F
Charl
56
UCF
77
F
UNCW
54
Stan
72
F
S UT
51
LoyMa
61
F
SIU
60
StLou
69
F
Temp
66
David
53
F
Niag
65
Norf
61
F
UtVal
61
ColSt
92
F
GaSo
72
FlGlf
57
F
BethC
65
GaTec
68
F
IL-C
70
FlAtl
71
F
PorSt
76
OrSt
81
F
Bingha
65
LoyMD
77
F
Prov
80
Pepp
77
F
Harv
62
USC
77
F
SJSU
64
UCLA
93
F
NebOm
66
StMar
75
F
InWor
56
Portl
65
F
USD
61
StBon
70
F
(N/A)
41
HI
58
F
Tows
Corn
Canc

Dec 1, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Carolina Wilmington (5-5)

19

35

54

Stanford (8-1)

38

34

72

Da Silva's career-high 26 leads Stanford past UNC Wilmington
Sun Dec 1, 2019 6:44 PM

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) An errant elbow to the head forced Stanford's Oscar da Silva out of the game for a few minutes in the second half. It was about the only thing that slowed down the Cardinal's playmaking big man.

Da Silva scored a career-high 26 points, and Stanford bounced back from its only loss this season and beat UNC Wilmington 72-54 on Sunday afternoon.

"Our game plan offensively is to play with pace, get to multiple sides of the floor and then attack them from the inside out. One of the best ways we have at our disposal is throwing it to Oscar," Stanford coach Jerod Haase said. "He's making a lot of good decisons in there. As long as he's not turning the ball over, good things are going to tend to happen."

Da Silva shot 11 of 14 and had five rebounds despite getting hurt early in the second half. He played the rest of the game with a thick, white bandage covered by a headband wrapped around his head after getting hit in the head by UNC Wilmington's Shykeim Phillips in the key while attempting a shot.

"I was just in the paint and did the pump fake and somebody hit me with an elbow maybe or something," da Silva said. "I got a little bump. Didn't really hurt so I came back in."

Spencer Jones added 17 points and set a career high with five 3-pointers for Stanford (8-1). The Cardinal is off to its best start since 2011 when they won 10 of their first 11.

Da Silva has been at the center of Stanford's success and credits the team's perimeter shooting for opening things up on the inside.

"I love that mid-post area and then we have great shooters," da Silva said. "It's a very good combination of different styles of individual skills that come together really nicely for us."

Marten Linssen and Jaylen Sims scored 12 points apiece for UNC Wilmington (5-5). The Seahawks haven't beaten a Pac-12 team since 2006.

Stanford led by 25 and never trailed.

"We were trying to double da Silva, but sometimes he makes too quick a move," Seahawks coach C.B. McGrath said. "When we did double him a couple times, they did a nice job of being unselfish, making an extra pass and getting a wide-open look. You've got to pick your poison. We knew he'd be a tough matchup; we tried to adjust, but it just didn't work out for us."

The Cardinal bounced back after losing to Butler, 68-67, in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday.

Stanford led by 19 in the first half behind da Silva's work on the interior and Jones' perimeter shooting. Jones made four of his 3s before halftime as the Cardinal went up 38-19.

It was the second game in two seasons between the two teams. The Cardinal beat the Seahawks 72-59 in Wilmington last year.

BIG PICTURE

UNC Wilmington: The Seahawks were playing their fifth game in 10 days and it showed. They fell behind 12-0 and could never catch up to the bigger, faster Cardinal. Wilmington did show toughness inside and were only outrebounded 33-30.

Stanford: The Cardinal showed no hangover from their loss to Butler and got big contributions across the board. Freshman Tyrell Terry had nine points, four rebounds and five assists despite being in foul trouble.

OLD FRIENDS

The game was a reunion for Haase and McGrath. The two were roommates for two years while playing together at Kansas. They also coached together for 14 seasons at North Carolina.

UP NEXT

UNC Wilmington: The Seahawks host Charlotte on Dec. 7. It's the first game between the two teams since the 1995-96 season.

Stanford: The Cardinal will get nearly two weeks off before playing at nearby San Jose State on Dec. 14.

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Leaders

North Carolina Wilmington PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Jenkins 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Sims 12 0 1 5 1 0
Stanford PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Herenton 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Begovich 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UNCW Stan
Points For 54 72
Field Goals 22/55-40% 28/54-52%
Three Pointers 10/21-48% 8/25-32%
Free Throws 0/2-0% 8/11-73%
Offensive Rebounds 7 6
Defensive Rebounds 23 27
Rebounds 34 35
Blocks 0 5
Steals 2 6
Turnovers 15 10
Personal Fouls 15 8
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Stan Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 1 UNCW 54 @ Stan 72 J. Delaire 1

Game Information

Stadium: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California
Attendance: 3,298
Game Time: