No. 17 Stanford Upsets No. 13 UCLA, 86-76
Jan. 24, 2002
By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES - Julius Barnes scored 23 points and No. 17 Stanford beatNo. 13 UCLA 86-76 Thursday night to continue its dominance at Pauley Pavilion.
The Cardinal (12-4, 5-2 Pac-10) won for the fifth consecutive time on UCLA'shome court and beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.
The Bruins (13-5, 5-3), who usually play well coming off a bad loss, neverled again after tying the game at 57 with 9:25 remaining.
They have lost two in a row for the first time this season, including a96-86 defeat at No. 10 Arizona last Saturday in which they blew a 20-pointlead.
Instead of relying on their perimeter game, the Cardinal attacked theboards, getting UCLA center Dan Gadzuric in foul trouble for the fourthconsecutive game. He had three before halftime and picked up his fourth withthe Bruins leading 54-52.
With Gadzuric on the bench, Stanford controlled the inside with 7-footCurtis Borchardt and 6-10 Rob Little. The Cardinal outrebounded UCLA 45-37,including a 30-20 defensive edge, to maintain their place as the Pac-10's toprebounding team.
Stanford's Casey Jacobsen of nearby Glendora scored 20 points in a gym thathe called his favorite place to play, which irritated UCLA's players.
Jacobsen hit three 3-pointers, helping his family tie the national record of594 set by brothers Brendan and Kevin McCarthy. Jacobsen has 194 in hisStanford career. His brother, Adam, had 311 at Pacific and brother, Brock, had92 at San Diego.
Matt Barnes scored 20 points and Gadzuric added 19 for the Bruins, whohaven't beaten Stanford at Pauley since 1997, the last time they won a Pac-10championship.
With the game tied at 57, Stanford took control with an 18-7 run that gaveit a 75-63 lead with 3:31 remaining. Jacobsen hit two 3-pointers in the spurt,the second one giving the Cardinal their first double-digit lead of the game.
UCLA took its largest lead of the first half, 18-10, on a 3-pointer by JasonKapono. Then Stanford outscored the Bruins 28-15, including 10 in a row, for a38-33 lead with 4:10 remaining.
UCLA missed eight consecutive shots, but stayed in the game and brieflyregained the lead on a basket by Gadzuric and two free throws by Barnes.
Gadzuric picked up his third foul with 2:06 remaining, while Borchardt madeit through the half with no fouls. Borchardt finished with 13 points and eightrebounds.
UCLA's Rico Hines complained of a headache Thursday and didn't play. Hemissed practice this week because of a concussion.