Haryasz And Stanford Blow By Harvard
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. - Matt Haryasz set a career high for the secondstraight game with 16 points and No. 6 Stanford remained unbeaten with a 100-59victory over winless Harvard on Sunday night.
Matt Lottich added 19 points and Rob Little 17 points and nine rebounds forStanford (9-0), which went to its bench early and used a 21-3 spurt to turn thegame into a blowout early in the second half. Joe Kirchofer's basket with 13:08left made it 64-34.
Stanford scored 100 points for the first time since beating Washington105-60 during the 2001-02 season. Harvard gave up 100 points for the secondstraight game.
Haryasz, a 6-foot-10 reserve sophomore forward, set the tempo in Stanford'sstrong second half, hitting the floor for loose balls, making leaping saves andeven flipping a behind-the-back pass to Dan Grunfeld that got him a gentlescolding from coach Mike Montgomery.
Haryasz, who scored 15 in a win over Southern Utah on Monday, left the gamewith 8:30 remaining with a cut next to his right eye after being elbowed in acrowd under the basket. He also grabbed seven rebounds and did it all in only15 minutes.
Stanford held a 48-25 rebounding advantage.
Harvard leading scorer Kevin Rogus had 22 points for the struggling Crimson(0-11), who have lost 13 in a row dating to last season. This is their longestlosing streak since they dropped 17 straight from Feb. 15-Dec. 28, 1991.
But the Crimson had been competitive in their previous four games. They lostthose games by a combined total of 17 points, including a 101-95 overtime lossto Rider on Monday, but trailed as many as 33 against a talented andmuch-improved Stanford squad.
It was the eighth meeting between the schools and Stanford has won all ofthem, including 65-59 when the teams last played on Dec. 30, 1995.
Rogus scored eight straight for the Crimson during one stretch in the firsthalf, including back-to-back 3-pointers. Harvard came into the game shootingjust 27 percent from long range, but got many open looks from the perimeter andmade them count to finish 40.7 percent from behind the arc.
Harvard pulled within 30-27 on Zach Martin's 3-pointer 5:21 before halftime.
The Cardinal began the game 6-for-15, but used a 19-5 run to take a biglead.
Josh Childress, a junior forward and the Cardinal's top returning scorerfrom last season, warmed up with the team for the first time this season. Hehas a stress reaction in his left foot and is expected to return next week,when the Pac-10 season begins.
Childress got so excited on one play he walked toward the bench as if readyto check in.