California Falls To Stanford
Feb. 12, 2005
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Matt Haryasz scored 12 of his 18 points in thesecond half to lead Stanford to a 71-56 victory over California on Saturday.
Dan Grunfeld added 16 points for the Cardinal (13-9, 7-5 Pac-10) despitemissing most of the second half with a knee injury. Rob Little had 11 pointsand 10 rebounds and Chris Hernandez added 13 points as Stanford beat Cal athome for the 12th straight time.
Richard Midgley, Cal's leading scorer, started for the first time in sevengames. He missed three games with a sprained shoulder and came off the bench inhis three previous appearances.
Grunfeld was helped into the locker room with 15:16 remaining, favoring hisright knee after falling awkwardly when his layup attempt was blocked byMidgley. Grunfeld, who leads the Cardinal in scoring, has reached doublefigures in 20 of his last 22 games.
The team was evaluating Grunfeld's injury.
With both teams fighting to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive, therivalry game was a little extra spirited. Stanford students arrived an hourearly and heckled Cal players throughout warmups, and both bands tried to drowneach other out.
Tiger Woods, a Stanford alum, was in attendance sporting his Cardinal'Sixth-Man' T-shirt. Former Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett also watchedfrom his courtside seat.
Stanford took its first double-digit lead at 66-54 when Haryasz made twofree throws and then a layup with 1:30 left.