Stanford Men's Basketball Captures Cable Car Classic Title With 78-63 Victory Over Santa Clara.

Dec. 30, 2000

By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jarron Collins had a career-high 25 points assecond-ranked Stanford beat Santa Clara 78-63 Saturday night to win the CableCar Classic.

Casey Jacobsen added 20 points for the Cardinal (11-0), who have earnedthree tournament titles this season.

The Broncos (6-7) got 15 points from Jamie Holmes - their only player indouble figures. He added six rebounds.

Stanford led by as many as 21 points twice in the second half. The Cardinalwent up 53-32 early on Jacobsen's 3-pointer, and later took a 62-41 lead onJulius Barnes' layup.

The Broncos narrowed the gap to 10 on Holmes' 3-pointer that made it 69-59with 4:32 left. Holmes singlehandedly had an 8-1 run against Stanford, but theBroncos couldn't get any closer.

Santa Clara had come out valiantly, taking a 7-5 lead on a 3-pointer bySteve Ross. But the success was short-lived.

Stanford took a 13-12 lead on Collins' slam at 15:22 and never trailedagain, methodically wearing down the smaller and less savvy Broncos.

The Cardinal extended their lead to as many as 17 points late in the firsthalf, going up 41-24 on an 11-0 run - marked by Collins' nine points.

Collins had 16 points as Stanford went into halftime with a 44-30 lead. TheCardinal are 37-2 when he scores in double figures. This season, Collins hasscored in double digits in nine games.

Collins was the tournament's most valuable player.

It was just Stanford's second appearance in the 34-year history of the SanFrancisco Bay area's Cable Car Classic. The Cardinal won the 1997 championship,which was played at the San Jose Arena.

Stanford beat Fordham 86-60 in the first round Friday night, and Santa Claradefeated George Mason 78-76 in double overtime.

Earlier Saturday, Fordham defeated George Mason 64-55 in the consolationgame.

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