Stanford Victorious Against San Francisco, 71-56
Nov. 23, 2005
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Matt Haryasz scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in leading Stanford to a 71-56 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday.
Haryasz, who missed Stanford's season-opening loss to UC Irvine on Saturday with a sprained ankle, responded with his 12th career double-double. He also matched his career high with four assists and blocked four shots, his most since blocking six against Oregon last year.
Taj Finger, making his first career start, added a career-high 15 points and six rebounds. Finger had scored 45 points in his previous 31 games at Stanford. Dan Grunfeld had 16 points and seven rebounds.
Alan Wiggins Jr., who's younger sister Candice plays for the Stanford women's basketball team, scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed eight boards to lead San Francisco (1-2), which has lost five of its previous six meetings with the Cardinal (1-1). Armondo Surratt, who transferred from Miami (Fla.) after spending two years as a starter there, scored 13.
Stanford, which dropped out of the poll this week after starting the season at No. 13, has not lost to the Dons at home since 1977.
San Francisco crept within 10 points of the Cardinal early in the second half but could not get any closer. Stanford eventually opened a 21-point advantage with eight minutes remaining to play and cruised from there.
After the Dons opened the scoring with a 3-pointer, Stanford scored 17 of the next 19 points, including 11 unanswered, to take control. San Francisco made just two of its first 17 shots.
Finger and Haryasz combined for 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting as Stanford took a 36-21 halftime lead. The rest of the team went 6-of-19. The Dons shot just over 27 percent.
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