AUSTIN, Texas — Anthony Brown knew he could play a lot better after Stanford lost at BYU last week. He did just that to help the Cardinal pull off the upset of No. 9 Texas.
“I wanted to be aggressive,” Brown said. “I wanted to have no regrets.”
The Cardinal forward scored a season-best 25 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, helping Stanford defeat the Longhorns 74-71 on Tuesday night.
Chasson Randle added 22 points, including a clutch shot in overtime to help Stanford beat a top 10 team on the road for the first time since 2008.
“Our guys played with a lot of passion,” Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said.
Brown converted all four of his 3-point attempts, but his final basket, with 1:08 remaining in overtime, was on a drive inside.
After Texas (10-2) guard Javan Felix missed a 3-point shot, Randle made a jumper with 10 seconds left for the final margin of victory. He then made a jump shot with 10 seconds left to give Stanford (7-3) a three-point lead.
Felix and Demarcus Holland then missed forced 3-point shots as Texas tried to tie the game. Felix led Texas with a season-high 19 points. Guard Kendal Yancy and forward Jonathan Holmes scored 14 apiece.
Holmes created the overtime with a jump shot from the free throw line with 25 seconds remaining.
Stanford had taken the lead 31 seconds earlier on a jumper by Randle from around the foul circle.
Randle and Brown repeatedly made step-back jumpers when they appeared to be well-guarded by Texas. His final shot was one of them.
“I wanted to create some space,” Randle said. “I knew if I got that, I was going to get the shot. We do a lot of that in our skill development with our coaching staff.”
Randle, Stanford's All-Pac-12 guard, left the game with two fouls with 5:16 left in the first half. The Cardinal trailed by six at the time. Instead of crumbling, Stanford rallied to pull even at halftime at 31 apiece on a driving shot by Rosco Allen.
Brown carried Stanford through those potentially rough five minutes, though. An average 3-point shooter – 35.3 percent before Tuesday – made three treys without missing after Randle left the game. He also hit one before Randle sat down.
Despite Brown's accuracy, Texas outshot Stanford 52.2 percent to 38.7 in the half. Stanford compensated with eight offensive rebounds and a 9-0 edge in second chance points for the half. Forward Travis Reid snagged five of them.
Reid finished with 14 rebounds, six on offense.
“I thought those guys were tougher,” Texas coach Rick Barnes said. “From start to finish.”
Texas: Point guard Isaiah Taylor had X-rays Tuesday on his broken left wrist. The wrist is healing properly, but there is no date set for his return, a team spokesman said. Taylor and coach Rick Barnes have said they hope the return date is Jan. 3 for the Big 12 opener at Texas Tech. In the meantime, the cast is gone, and Taylor will wear a protective sleeve. Taylor suffered the injury late in the third game of the season against Iowa on Nov. 20 in New York's Madison Square Garden.
Stanford: The Cardinal snapped a frustrating streak on Tuesday by not falling into a double-digit hole in the first half. The most Stanford trailed by was seven. Stanford suffered double figure first-half deficits in its previous four games, losing to DePaul and BYU and beating Denver and Loyola Marymount.
Texas forward Jonathan Holmes lost a tooth but was able to finish the game. Center Cam Ridley left the game with 6:51 remaining in regulation and did not return. He received three stiches over his left eye.
Texas hosts Rice on Monday.
Stanford hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday.