STANFORD, Calif. – Dorian Pickens scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, Reid Travis had 20 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Stanford held off Idaho 86-80 on Thursday night.
The Cardinal (8-4) trailed 50-39 early in the second half when Pickens hit a shot from beyond the arc to spark the home team.
His 3-pointer with 7:24 left gave Stanford a 64-62 lead and triggered what appeared to be a decisive 12-2 run.
Idaho (5-6) fought back within 76-75 on the strength of consecutive 3-pointers by Tyler Brimhall and Victor Sanders but got no closer.
Pickens, who equaled his career scoring high, was coming off a four-game slump in which he averaged just 6.0 points and shot just 3 for 10 from deep. He finished 7 for 10 against Idaho.
Stanford point guard Robert Cartwright, starting his first game of the season, scored a career-best 13 points.
Idaho shot 60 percent in the first half before cooling to 39 percent over the final 20 minutes.
Sanders scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half, Brayon Blake added 14 and Brimhall had 13.
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