Cardinal Cruises Past Ducks

AP Sports Writer

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - No. 12 Oregon completed a lost weekend in the SanFrancisco Bay area Saturday, losing 81-57 to injury-depleted Stanford, its 17thstraight road loss to the Cardinal.

Julius Barnes had 15 of his 17 points in the second half, and Matt Lottichcontinued his torrid outside shooting for Stanford (11-4, 2-1 Pac-10).

Coupled with Thursday's 88-72 loss at California, Oregon (10-4, 1-3) risksfalling out of the national rankings for the first time this season.

Lottich made five 3-pointers for the second straight game, scoring all 15 ofhis points on shots from behind the arc. Stanford was 11-of-19 from 3-pointrange for the game.

Lottich, who began each half with a 3-pointer, was 5-of-7 on 3-pointers.Josh Childress added 14 points and Nick Robinson had 13 points and 11 reboundsfor the Cardinal.

Luke Jackson was held to just seven points, 11 below his average.

On Thursday, Lottich scored 18 of his career-high 23 points over the final7:12 as Stanford rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half to beatOregon State.

Luke Ridnour led the Ducks with 19 points, becoming the 24th Oregon playerwith 1,000 points - he now has 1,014. Last week, Luke Jackson became the 23rdmember of that 1,000-point club.

Ridnour also had two assists, passing Frederick Jones to move into thirdplace on the Oregon career list with 368.

Matt Short, a 7-foot freshman making his first start, added eight pointsbefore fouling out for the Ducks. But Jackson was held to seven points, 11below his season average.

Leading 41-29 at halftime, the Cardinal built their lead to 23 points withan 11-0 run that began with 3-pointers by Lottich and Barnes. After Ridnour hita 3-pointer, Barnes responded with a four-point play.

Oregon, which has not won at Stanford since Jan. 13, 1986, got within 13points midway through the half, but Stanford pulled away again.

The Cardinal, already missing point guard Chris Hernandez for the rest ofthe season with a broken left foot, were without forward Justin Davis - thePac-10's leading rebounder - for the second straight game.

Davis sprained a ligament in his left knee during a loss at California onJan. 4.

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