Beaves Defeated By No. 24 Stanford
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Julius Barnes had a career-high 33 points as No. 25Stanford beat Oregon State 84-73 on Sunday.
Stanford (17-6, 8-3 Pac-10) has won eight of its last 10, but the Cardinalwere coming off a 79-64 loss to Oregon on Thursday.
Oregon State (11-9, 4-7) has lost two straight after a four-game winningstreak.
Josh Childress, ranked just behind Barnes as the Cardinal's scoring leaderthis season, added 16 points for Stanford. Barnes' previous best was 28 pointsagainst Rice on Nov. 24.
Philip Ricci had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Beavers, while JimmieHaywood added 17 points.
The Beavers closed within 63-57 on Haywood's 3-pointer with 7:35 left, butit was the closest Oregon State could come against the more proficientCardinal, who led by as many as 18 points.
J.S. Nash, who finished with a game-high 10 rebounds, hit a 3-pointer withless than a minute to go to make it 82-73 and again the overmatched Beaverscouldn't capitalize.
Oregon State, which led 6-4 early, hung in through most of the first half,coming within 23-19 on Haywood's 3-pointer.
But Stanford pulled away with an 18-4 run - highlighted by three 3s byBarnes - that put the Cardinal ahead 41-23.
Barnes was 5-for-7 from 3-point range in the first half as Stanford took a46-31 lead. He finished 5-for-9 from beyond the arc.
The Beavers shot 30.3 percent in the first half, and 35.4 percent for thegame.
Stanford has won the last eight straight against the Beavers. Oregon Statehasn't won since 1999, when it upset the then-No. 6 Cardinal 59-45.
The Beavers have lost 19 straight to nationally ranked teams.
It was the first annual men's basketball homecoming game for the Beavers,who honored players from the past seven decades during halftime.