No. 12 Cardinal Downs Huskies, 91-65
Feb. 14, 2002
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
Seattle - Casey Jacobsen had another brilliant outing, scoring 31 points as No. 12 Stanford beat Washington 91-65 on Thursday night.
Jacobsen, the Pac-10's leading scorer, has topped the 40-point mark twicethis month, getting 49 against Arizona State - one point off the school record- and 41 against Oregon two games later. He outshined Washington sophomore DougWrenn, the No. 2 scorer in the conference who had 24 points on 9-of-23shooting.
Jacobsen was 4-of-8 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 from the free throw lineand added three rebounds and two assists.
Wrenn, who had scored 30 or more points in four of his last five games,finished with 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. He was theonly player in double figures for scoring and rebounds for Washington (8-16,2-12), which has lost five straight and eight of nine.
This game was a far cry from Stanford's 105-60 rout of Washington on Jan. 19at Maples Pavilion, the Huskies' third-worst defeat in school history.
The Huskies began the second half with an 8-3 spurt to pull within 45-41with 16:05 left before Stanford (16-6, 9-4) responded with an 11-2 run.Washington never pulled within single digits again.
Curtis Borchardt, a 7-foot, 240-pound center from nearby Redmond, Wash.,added 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Cardinal, but he was held without afield goal from four minutes into the game until about six minutes were left.
Washington is in ninth place in the Pac-10 and must move up a spot and passOregon State to qualify for the conference tournament. Coach Bob Bender's jobsecurity is uncertain as the team has a chance for its third consecutive20-loss season.
Borchardt and Jacobsen scored Stanford's first 15 points and the Cardinalheld the Huskies without a rebound until Wrenn pulled one down at 13:17.Stanford got many second and third opportunities on offense and took an 11-0lead on the boards. The Cardinal finished with a 48-31 rebounding advantage andhad outrebounded the Huskies 19-2 midway through the first half. Stanford led42-33 at halftime after Washington finished the half with an 11-6 run.