No.1 Cardinal Overwhelms Washington, 94-63
Jan. 25, 2001
By JANIE McCAULEY
Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE - Casey Jacobsen scored 16 points and led four players indouble figures as No. 1 Stanford defeated Washington 94-63 Thursday night tomatch their best start in school history.
The Cardinal (18-0 overall, 6-0 Pac-10) remain the nation's only unbeatenteam and have won seven straight against the Huskies. The win was the team's12th of the season by more than 20 points.
Michael McDonald had 14 points, five rebounds and nine assists, and theCardinal shot 56.9 percent, surpassing their conference-leading 50.1 average.
Washington (8-11, 2-5) made five of its first six shots, then shot 5-for-23through the rest of the first half and faced a 53-27 halftime deficit. TheHuskies struggled to find shots against Stanford's tough man defense andcouldn't keep up once the Cardinal started connecting from 3-point range.
McDonald and Ryan Mendez combined to shoot 8-for-9 in the first half,including 6-for-7 from 3-point range. Stanford shot 47 percent from beyond thearc in the first half. Mendez scored seven straight for the Cardinal justbefore halftime and finished with 14 points.
Stanford had used all 12 of its players by halftime.
The Huskies led 12-11 on Thalo Green's jumper at 15:40, then the Cardinalscored 17 unanswered points. Twelve of those points came on 3-pointers andthree on Jarron Collins' three-point play.
Washington forward and leading scorer Will Perkins had hisconference-leading eighth double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hisprevious double-double was against Arizona and 7-foot-1 Loren Woods on Jan. 13.
Stanford's twin brothers, Jarron and Jason Collins, combined for 17 pointsand six rebounds. Together they had been averaging 26 points and 15.4 rebounds.
The Cardinal, two-time defending Pac-10 champions, lead the Pac-10 in 12categories and are shooting better from 3-point range than the Huskies areshooting from the field (41.3).
Stanford also started the 1997-98 season 18-0.
Stanford's Tyler Besecker missed the trip because of food poisoning.
In 15 tries against No. 1-ranked teams, Washington's only win was a 69-68victory over UCLA on Feb. 22, 1979.