Stanford Rallies to Defeat Oregon, 57-56

Feb. 2, 2006

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Chris Hernandez sank a 3-pointer with 11.3 seconds left to lift Stanford to a 57-56 come-from-behind victory over Oregon on Thursday.

Hernandez scored Stanford's final eight points, rescuing the Cardinal from a 54-49 deficit with 2:20 to play.

Hernandez finished with 20 points and Matt Haryasz had 24 points and 14 rebounds for Stanford (11-7, 7-3 Pac-10), which has won four straight and seven of its last eight.

Malik Hairston scored 23 points to lead Oregon (10-12, 4-6), which has lost its last four.

Stanford has won seven in a row against the Ducks, including its last three in Eugene.

Oregon led for most of the second half, taking a 47-41 advantage on Ray Schafer's reverse layup with 6:10 to play.

Hernandez had given the Cardinal a 36-35 lead with 13:48 left, their last lead until his final shot from the left wing put them ahead for good.

Hernandez hit a 3-pointer with 1:59 left to pull Stanford within 56-52, then hit a pair of free throws with 36 seconds to go to cut the deficit to two.

Oregon, which went scoreless in the final 1:42, had two turnovers in the final five seconds and failed to take a final shot.

Stanford missed its first five shots of the game, and Oregon jumped out to a 9-0 lead on an Ivan Johnson jumper in the lane.

The Cardinal didn't score their first field goal until the 16:38 mark and trailed 22-10 after Hairston's 3-pointer with 13:14 left in the half.

Haryasz started an 18-2 Stanford run, highlighted by Hernandez' four-point play with 6:22 to play, which tied the score at 24.

Hairston had 16 points in the first half as the Ducks took a 30-29 lead into the break.

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