The hosts never relinquished their edge in the second stanza. The Sun Devils were severely handicapped with senior Ty Abbott, suffering from a back strain, playing just four minutes in this period (17 minutes overall in the contest).
At the 16:45 mark the Cardinal were already enjoying a 45-35 lead. ASU was able to cut down the deficit to four points, 50-46, three minutes later but that is as close the visitors would get to notching their second league victory this season.
Jamelle McMillan scored a career-high 17 points to lead ASU and also paced his squad with four steals. Trent Lockett added 14 points and a team-high five assists. Carrick Felix posted 10 points off the bench. ASU shot 50.9 percent from the field, but allowed Stanford to convert at a 52.2 percent clip. The Sun Devils were barely edged on the glass recording 28 rebounds to Stanford's 29. The Cardinal's Jeremy Green led all players with a season-high 23 points and was a perfect 5-5 from three-point range.
Next up for ASU is a home meeting with archrival Arizona Sunday February 13th at 7:00 pm.