Stanford Holds Off Oregon, 58-56

Feb. 26, 2005

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Matt Haryasz hit a jump shot with 14 seconds left andOregon missed on three attempts in the final seconds as the Cardinal held onfor a 58-56 victory Saturday.

Haryasz finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Chris Hernandezscored 16 and Nick Robinson 11 had for Stanford (16-10, 10-6 Pac-10), whichbeat the Ducks for the fifth straight game and 17th time in 19 games.

There were nine lead changes or ties in the second half, starting whenOregon pulled even at 31-31 three minutes out of halftime on a jumper by MalikHairston.

Aaron Brooks followed with a pair of free throws to put the Ducks up 33-31for their first lead of the game.

Oregon (13-12, 5-11) led by as many as eight points on few differentoccasions in the second half, the last coming off a layup by Hairston for a46-38 lead at 12:01.

Stanford outscored the Ducks 20-10 the rest of the way, finally catchingOregon for good when Jason Haas converted a pair of free throws at 1:11 to tiethe game at 56-56.

Brooks was called for an offensive foul at the other end with 39 seconds toplay, setting up the game-winner by Haryasz, who drove into the lane with theshot clock winding down and pulled up for short jumper.

On Oregon's final trip, Brooks was short on a 3-pointer and Hairston missedthe tip in and then a 3-pointer as time expired.

Brooks finished with 14 points, while Hairston added 12 points and 12rebounds.

Stanford got out to a 14-2 lead early in the game while Oregon struggled tofind its shooting touch. The Ducks, who missed their first nine shots, didn'tmake a field goal until a layup by Hairston at the 12:21 mark.

Oregon picked at the Cardinal lead before finally tying the score 25-25 2:07before halftime on a pair of free throws by Maarty Leunen, though Stanfordeventually went back up to lead 29-27 at halftime.

Neither team shot well, with Stanford finishing at 35 percent and Oregon 34.The Ducks outrebounded the Cardinal 41-26, but Stanford had only 13 turnoversto Oregon's 18.

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