Pac-10 NCAA Tournament Tracker

March 15, 2001

Three Pac-10 teams were in action on the opening day of the 2001 NCAA Div. I Men's Basketball Tournament and all three recorded decisive victories. Two more Pac-10 teams, Arizona and Cal, will begin play tomorrow. Here is a brief synopsis of Thursday's games:

USC 69, Oklahoma St. 54
Sam Clancy had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Jeff Trepagnier added 17points for Southern California The Trojans (22-9) led 48-19 at the half. The Cowboys (20-10) made just nineof 26 shots and missed nine of 10 free throws in the opening 20 minutes.

UCLA 61, Hofstra 48
UCLA (22-8) closed with a 24-5 run to snap the nation's longest Division Iwinning streak at 18 games. Earl Watson scored 13 of his 15 points for the Bruins in the first half. DanGadzuric came up big late, scoring eight of his 14 points during the final run.He also added 13 rebounds, while Billy Knight led the Bruins with 17 points. Rick Apodaca led the Pride (26-5) with 16 points.

Stanford 89, N.C. Greensboro 60
Seven-footer Jason Collins scored 25 points, 20 in the first half, astop-seeded Stanford built a 23-point lead. Sophomore All-American Casey Jacobsen added 14 points, giving him 1,003 for his career. Stanford (29-2) won its opening game for the seventh straight year. The29-point margin was the biggest for the Cardinal in the NCAA tournament.Greensboro finished 19-12.

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