STANFORD -- Dwight Powell spent too much time on the bench during the first half. He made up for it in the second half.
Powell scored all 20 of his points in the second half in leading Stanford past UC Davis 75-52 Saturday.
"Coach (Johnny Dawkins) told me to stay ready and keep my head in the game," Powell said. "I stayed engaged as much as possible."
Josh Huestis added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinal (7-3), who have won four of their last five games. Chasson Randle scored 12 points.
J.T. Adenrele scored a career-high 23 points to pace the Aggies (1-6), who lost their fourth straight. Corey Hawkins added 10 points.
"I stayed out of foul trouble, which allows me to stay in the game and get a rhythm going, get a flow," Adenrele said. "Once I get a flow, I feel pretty comfortable with the game and that's where I can make my moves and get my points."
Powell made his first eight shots of the second half after being limited to two minutes in the first half due to foul trouble.
"He showed maturity to come back with 20 points," Dawkins said. "I'm proud of him. In earlier years, I don't know that he comes back to that level."
Powell's mother died in September, and her birthday would have been Friday.
"It was a terrific way to honor his mother," Dawkins said. "That was a great performance."
That was echoed by UC Davis.
"Powell is something else. He's a really good player," Adenrele said. "It's always an honor to play against players of his caliber. I'm happy with what I did against him. Of course, that dunk on me, that was crazy."
Powell's left-handed dunk capped the rally that put Stanford ahead 54-39. The Aggies were within seven points with 15 minutes remaining before the Cardinal got going.
Stanford eventually led by as many as 25 points.
"Our main focus was to reduce turnovers," Powell said. "We did that and it is an important step for us."
Ryan Sypkens, who entered the game as one of the nation's top 3-point shooters, was limited to a pair of 3-pointers, his fewest since connecting on one in the Aggies' season-opening loss at Oklahoma.