Stanford Cruises Past Oregon, 100-76
Jan. 13, 2001
By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. - Top-ranked Stanford kept on rolling through thePac-10 thanks to powerful performances by the Cardinal's stars.
Jason Collins had a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, and CaseyJacobsen hit four 3-pointers and had 20 points as Stanford beat Oregon 100-76on Saturday.
The Cardinal (15-0, 4-0), who ascended to No. 1 a week ago, were impressivein their ninth straight victory over the Ducks (10-3, 1-2).
Reserve forward Justin Davis had the best game of his freshman year, gettingseven points and 11 rebounds while playing stifling defense on Bryan Bracey,the conference's leading scorer.
After scoring one point in the first eight minutes of their 73-49 win overOregon State on Thursday night, the Cardinal didn't wait around this time.
Stanford made an exciting 26-7 rally in the first half highlighted by 11points from Collins, who scored at will on Oregon's slow-footed frontcourt andmade all eight of his free throws.
A 16-3 run midway through the second half gave Stanford a 26-point lead, andCardinal coach Mike Montgomery emptied his bench. Jarron Collins spent thefirst half in foul trouble and scored all 13 of his points in the second half,while reserve center Curtis Borchardt had 11 points and Ryan Mendez nine.
Stanford and Georgetown are the nation's only unbeaten teams. The Cardinalscored 100 points for the first time since the season opener against SanFrancisco State.
Bracey, who had just 10 points in the Ducks' loss to California on Thursdaynight, had 16 to lead Oregon. Anthony Norwood had 14 for the Ducks, who met thenation's No. 1 team for the first time in six years but left the Bay Area withtwo discouraging conference losses after a 10-1 start.
When Bracey hit three jumpers over Jarron Collins in the first 4 1/2 minutes,Davis entered the game and shut him down. At 6-foot-8, Davis is tall enough toguard power forwards but quicker than the Collins twins, who have troubleguarding tall perimeter players.
On the other end, Stanford's offense was in top form. Jacobsen unleashedanother barrage of 3-pointers from a few steps behind the line, and MikeMcDonald had seven assists while patiently directing the Cardinal's offense.
At 15-0, Stanford is three victories shy of matching the best start inschool history, set in the 1997-98 season. Oregon hasn't won at Maples since1986.