Stanford Downs USC, 65-50
Jan. 26, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Brook Lopez blocked a school-record 12 shots to go along with 18 points and 11 rebounds, helping Stanford spoil No. 25 Southern California's first game as a ranked team in five years with a 65-50 victory Thursday night.
Lopez dominated the inside for the Cardinal (13-5, 5-3 Pac-10) and overwhelmed the Trojans, scoring six points and blocking three shots during a 12-0 run that put the Cardinal up 22 midway through the second half.
The triple-double was the first since at least 1985 for the Cardinal. School records further back weren't immediately available.
After USC (15-6, 5-3) answered with a 13-0 run to cut it to nine, Lopez hit a jumper to end a scoreless stretch of 7:10 for the Cardinal. He blocked his 11th shot and then scored on an alley-oop from Anthony Goods with about 2 minutes left to thwart USC's final comeback attempt.
Lopez's 12 blocks - nearly as many as his total of 13 coming into the game - were as many as any team ever had against the Trojans, matching the 11 blocks for Wyoming in 1983. Along with three blocks by twin brother Robin and four for Lawrence Hill, Stanford set a school record with 19 blocks and held USC to 28 percent shooting.
Hill added 18 points and nine rebounds and Anthony Goods had 10 points for the Cardinal.
Nick Young scored 13 points, Taj Gibson added 11 and Gabe Pruitt had 10 for the Trojans.