No. 12 Saint Mary's rides Hermanson's hot hand past Stanford

Saint Mary's Jock Landale, right, shoots against Stanford's Reid Travis (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Calvin Hermanson scored a career-high 25 points and knocked down a career-best seven 3-pointers, and No. 12 Saint Mary's used a big second half to beat Stanford 66-51 on Wednesday night and stay undefeated.

Jock Landale had 13 points and eight rebounds while playing in foul trouble for the sharp-passing Gaels (6-0).

Grant Verhoeven scored 12 points and Robert Cartwright added 10 for Stanford (6-2), under first-year coach Jerod Haase, is off to its best start in five seasons. The Cardinal began 10-1 in 2011-12.

Hermanson hit five of his 3s in the second half. After Stanford pulled within 48-45 on two free throws by Cartwright, Hermanson and Kyle Clark hit consecutive 3-pointers and Saint Mary's took off with a 16-3 run.