HARTFORD, Conn. — Stanford finally has a signature win. UConn has its first loss.
Chasson Randle scored 22 points and the Cardinal upset the 10th-ranked Huskies 53-51 on Wednesday night.
It was the first win for Stanford (8-2) against a Top 25 team away from Palo Alto since the 2008 NCAA tournament. The Cardinal's previous seven wins this season came over teams that were a combined 32-41.
“I think it's an important win for our conference,” Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said, referring to the Pac-12. “A number of teams have had some real signature wins, and I'm just happy that we were able to have one as well.”
Josh Huestis added 13 points and Dwight Powell had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford which overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.
DeAndre Daniels had 15 points for UConn (9-1), which was 6 of 10 from behind the arc in the first half and 0 for 12 in the second.
Randle's jump shot with 3 1/2 minutes left gave the Cardinal a 52-49 lead. The Huskies pulled within a point when Daniels tipped in a missed 3-point attempt by Niels Giffey.
But Shabazz Napier missed three shots in the final 40 seconds with a chance to put the Huskies ahead. He gave up an opportunity on UConn's final possession, passing the ball to Omar Calhoun, whose 3-pointer from the right wing bounced off the rim.
“I felt like Omar was the most open guy at the time,” Napier said. “I felt like it was going to go in, and I bet he did too.”
Napier, who finished with 12 points and eight assists, missed two 3-pointers on a key possession with the Huskies trailing 52-51. Stanford got the ball back with 28 seconds left after a scrum underneath the basket.