PALO ALTO, California (Ticker) -- Rob Little provided more than enough offense to lead shorthanded Stanford to its sixth straight victory.
Little scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting as No. 13 Stanford rolled to a 77-50 victory over Florida International.
"It wasn't a thing of beauty," Stanford coach Mike Montgomery said. "We were sloppy and we weren't paying great attention to detail. We're trying to get our basketball team to get at a consistent level. This wasn't that."
Dan Grunfeld added 13 points and Matt Lottich chipped in 12 for Stanford (6-0) in its first-ever matchup with Florida International.
Carlos Morban finished with 20 points and was the only player in double figures for FIU (2-6).
"This is the toughest team we've played this year by far," Morban said.
Stanford led, 36-26, at halftime, outshooting Florida International, 54 percent (14-of-26) to 42 percent (10-of-24). The Golden Panthers' 21 turnovers proved costly.
The Cardinal had just 12 turnovers and again were able to outshoot FIU in the second half. They finished at 54 percent (30-of-56) while the Golden Panthers shot 42 percent (19-of-45).
"It's hard to get up for a game like this, like you do for a game like Kansas or Gonzaga," Lottich said. "We were kind of stagnant. We had a 10-point lead at halftime, but it didn't feel like it.
"They were controlling the tempo. I wanted to get a little emotion going. I knew they were going to have fight in the second half and we had to match their intensity."
Byton Burnett added nine points for Florida International, which lost its fourth straight game.