Hill's Double-Double Leads Stanford to 84-72 Victory Over UC Davis
Nov. 29, 2006
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Lawrence Hill had 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for his first double-double, as Stanford beat UC Davis 84-72 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory, avenging a demoralizing defeat from last season.
Fred Washington added 14 points, five rebounds and six assists and Anthony Goods had 18 points with four 3-pointers for the Cardinal (5-1), who lost 64-58 last season in Davis. Stanford won its 13th in 14 overall meetings in the series, sending the Aggies to their eighth straight road loss dating to last season.
UC Davis also shocked Stanford in football last year, and it was quite an embarrassment on The Farm to lose in both sports.
Brook Lopez, whose twin brother Robin is Stanford's starting center, made his collegiate debut after missing the first five games while recovering from September back surgery. Brook entered the game 5:47 before halftime and played nearly four minutes before sitting down for the night. He missed the two shots he took and had one rebound.
Stanford, which has bounced back well from a 79-45 loss to Air Force on Nov. 15, pushed the ball in transition and looked strong on defense in its final tuneup before facing Bob Knight's Texas Tech team on Sunday in the Pete Newell Challenge down the road at San Jose's HP Pavilion.
Vince Oliver scored 20 points, Rommel Marentez added 11 and Jesse Lopez Low and Thomas Juillerat had 10 apiece for winless UC Davis (0-6), which is in the final season of a four-year reclassification to Division I status. The Aggies are 0-6 to start a season for the first time since dropping their first seven games of the 1972-73 season. They will officially join the Big West Conference next season, playing non-counting games in the league this year.
After Lopez Low's three-point play opened scoring, Robin Lopez blocked him on the Aggies' next possession. The Cardinal then scored 13 unanswered points as Davis went 2-for-11 with eight turnovers to start the game. Goods' third 3 of the game made it 30-15 with 8:23 left in the first half.
Stanford hit 12 of its first 20 shots much to the delight of the crowd in Maples Pavilion, where a small contingent of fans from Davis made the 2-hour drive and hollered from the upper corner of the gym.
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