Late Push Powers Cardinal Past Cavaliers in Cancun
Nov. 24, 2009
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Landry Fields scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Stanford to a 57-52 win over Virginia in the Cancun Classic on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (3-2) trailed 47-46 with 4:52 left in the second half after Virginia's Mustapha Farrakhan hit two free throws. That's the last time the Cavaliers (3-2) would lead, as Stanford answered with nine straight points to take a 55-47 lead with 2:46 remaining.
Virginia cut the lead to three points with 12 seconds left to play. But Fields, who went 9-for-16 from the floor, made two free throws to give Stanford enough cushion for the win.
Jeff Jones led the Cavaliers with 17 points and Sylven Landesberg had 16.
Both teams shot poorly as Stanford shot 38.9 percent from floor (21-for-54), while Virginia shot 37.8 percent (17-for-45). The Cardinals used solid 3-point shooting by going 8-for-16.