Fourteenth-ranked Stanford went on huge runs at the end of the second and fourth quarters and beat Kent State 79-54 in the Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas Thursday.
Stanford outscored KSU 24-0 in one stretch in the second quarter and 20-5 over the last nine minutes of the game.
In between, KSU played Stanford quite evenly at times. They led Stanford by five before the second-quarter run and outscored the Cardinal 16-9 in the third quarter.
Jordan Korinek had 21 points, including a career-high five three-point baskets. Ali Poole had 14 points.
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