Cardinal Too Much For Bulldogs

Dec. 28, 2002

AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Justin Davis had 24 points and Stanford went on a14-0 second-half run to rally for an 81-71 win over Gonzaga in Saturday'ssecond game of the Pete Newell Challenge.

Trailing 49-37, the Cardinal (8-3) took control during the run that included3-pointers by Julius Barnes and Josh Childress and a steal and breakaway layupby Davis.

Gonzaga (8-4), which led by nine points at halftime, tied the game at 51-51to stop the Stanford run, but trailed the rest of the way as the Cardinal gothot from outside the 3-point line.

Childress had 18 points and Barnes had 13 for Stanford, while freshman DanGrunfeld - the son of former NBA player and general manager Ernie Grunfeld -added nine points off the bench.

Cory Violette had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga, while Kyle Bankheadand Richard Fox each added 12, though Fox was held to just two points in thesecond half.

Fox had 10 points in the first half as Gonzaga, which had a 13-0 run midwaythrough the half, took a 41-32 lead. Davis had 12 points and Childress had 10for Stanford, accounting for all but 10 of the Cardinal's points in the half.

It was the first time the teams had met during the regular season, and thefirst time Stanford had defeated Gonzaga. The Bulldogs won at Stanford in the1994 NIT first round, and stunned highly favored Stanford in the second roundof the 1999 NCAA tournament.

The victory was the 1,200th for the 88-year-old Stanford basketball program.

In the first game of the tournament named for former California coach PeteNewell, No. 19 Kansas defeated Cal 80-67.

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