No. 4 Stanford Topples Long Beach State

Dec. 2, 2000

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Mendez scored 22 points as No. 4 Stanfordbeat Long Beach State 86-63 on Saturday night.

Twin brothers Jarron and Jason Collins scored 20 and 13 points,respectively, for Stanford (6-0) on their 22nd birthday.

Mendez made 9 of 12 shots, including four 3-pointers, as the Cardinal took a42-32 halftime lead.

Stanford shot 59 percent overall and committed only seven turnovers. TheCardinal only hit 6 of 15 free throws.

Ramel Lloyd led Long Beach State (3-3) with 19 points. James Williams scored13 points and Lemi Williams had 12 points for the '49ers.

Long Beach State pulled within 45-40 with 17:07 remaining after they openedthe second half with a 7-3 sparked by Williams' two jump hooks.

The Cardinal countered with an 11-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Mendez with13:53 remaining. Stanford led by 10 or more points for the rest of the game.

The Cardinal outrebounded the '49ers 36-28.

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