No. 19 Stanford Routs Cougars, 83-50
Jan. 17, 2002
By RICK EYMER
Associated Press Writer
STANFORD, Calif. - Casey Jacobsen and Curtis Borchardt each scored 15points and No. 19 Stanford remained unbeaten at home with an 83-50 victory overWashington State on Thursday night.
Julius Barnes added 12 points as the Cardinal (10-4, 3-2 Pac-10) snapped outof a recent slump that saw them win just three of their previous six games.
J Locklier scored 12 points to lead the Cougars (4-11, 0-7), who droppedtheir 11th straight to Stanford. Washington State, on an overall nine-gamelosing streak, hasn't won since beating Texas Pan-Am 70-67 on Dec. 7.
The last time Stanford - the three-time defending Pac-10 champions - went3-3 over any six-game stretch in the regular season was during the 1998-99campaign.
The Cardinal, 6-0 at home this season, have a chance to get on a roll beforenext week's trip to UCLA and USC, two of the top three teams in the Pac-10.Washington, which visits Maples Pavilion on Saturday, and Washington State arethe only two conference teams with overall losing records.
Stanford's current fifth-place standing after five games is unfamiliarterritory. The Cardinal are perennial title contenders and have spent the last86 weeks in the Top 25, second only to Duke's current streak of 102 weeks.
Washington State has lost its last 30 games to ranked opponents. The Cougarsare 0-6 on the road.
Stanford, which never trailed in the game, continued to extend its leadthroughout the second half, opening a 31-point lead with 7:34 remaining on a3-pointer by Matt Lottich.
None of the Cardinal starters played over the final seven minutes.
Borchardt scored nine points in the first six minutes of the game asStanford took an 18-6 lead. The Cougars never got closer than nine points therest of the way.
The Cardinal led 42-23 at halftime.
The 23 points scored by Washington State in the first half was its lowestoffensive production of the season and the fewest points allowed by Stanford ina first half.