Streaking Stanford Tops Montana 84-66
Dec. 23, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Dan Grunfeld scored 18 points to help Stanford toits 18th consecutive home victory, an 84-66 win over Montana on Thursday night.
Tim Morris and Matt Haryasz each scored 11 for the Cardinal (6-4), who wontheir fourth straight overall. They have won 27 of their last 28 home games.The current streak is the longest active among Pac-10 schools.
Haryasz also blocked three shots to move into 10th on Stanford's career listwith 64. He surpassed current Cardinal assistant Eric Reveno.
Stanford also hit a season-high eight 3-pointers.
Kevin Criswell scored 16 points to lead Montana (4-7), which lost its fourthin five games. Matt Martin added 14.
Montana's only win in the four-game series came at Stanford in its lastvisit two years ago. The Grizzlies are one of just three teams since 1994 towin a nonconference game at Stanford. The Cardinal are 8-1 against the Big SkyConference.
Larry Krystkowiak, the Grizzlies' first-year coach, played in the NBA fornine years and played for former Stanford coach Mike Montgomery, now with theGolden State Warriors, at Montana.
Hernandez made his first two free throws when Krystkowiak was whistled for atechnical foul, but then missed his next attempt late in the first half to endhis consecutive streak at 16.
The Cardinal maintained a comfortable lead through the second half, openinga 20-point edge with seven minutes remaining to play.
Stanford raced to a 22-10 lead with 10:41 left in the first half followingHaryasz' three-point play. After hitting three straight 3-pointers over thenext two minutes, the Cardinal expanded its lead to as many as 18 beforesettling for a 49-36 advantage at halftime.
It was the first time the Cardinal have held a double-digit halftime leadthis year.