Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Denver did not have an answer for Stanford's Dwight Powell, who scored a career-high 29 points, including 19 in the pivotal first half on Sunday.
The Pioneers had all kinds of trouble with Stanford big man Dwight Powell, who scored 19 of his team's 35 first-half points and finished with 29. He helped the Cardinal finish with a 34-14 advantage in the paint.
The Pioneers compounded their defensive issues by having problems scoring early, falling into a 21-6 hole and never getting to within less than 10 points of the Cardinal afterward, despite outscoring Stanford in the second half, 39-36.
Royce O'Neale scored 17 points for the Pioneers, who have lost four consecutive games. Chris Udofia was Denver's only other player to finish in double-digits. He had 10 points.
Denver remains winless on the road, dropping to 0-3 away from Magness Arena. The Pioneers are now 1-5 overall. They return home on Dec. 5 to face Mercer, who upset Florida State today. After that game, Denver will have nine days off before hosting Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 15.