No. 6 Stanford Stomps Southern Utah 67-37
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Reserve Dan Grunfeld scored a career-high 21 pointsand No. 6 Stanford remained unbeaten with a 67-37 victory over Southern Utah onMonday night.
Grunfeld, a 6-foot-6 sophomore, was 5-of-8 from the field and made all nineof his free throws in 22 minutes. Matt Haryasz, another reserve sophomore,added a career-high 15 points and went 11-of-12 from the free throw line forthe Cardinal (8-0), who moved up three spots in this week's rankings after an87-80 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday in the Pete Newell Challenge.
Haryasz and Rob Little each grabbed eight rebounds for Stanford, which wentto its bench early.
The overmatched Thunderbirds (4-5) had no player in double figures and wereled by David Palmer's seven points.
Stanford's starters, who played the majority of the game against Gonzaga,mostly rested as their backups controlled the court, scoring 21 of the team'sfirst 28 points. Stanford broke away with a 24-2 run to take a 29-7 lead at the7:35 mark of the first half.
Grunfeld had 11 points during the spurt, and Haryasz added eight. SouthernUtah was held scoreless for nearly 10 minutes during the Cardinal's scoringrun.
Stanford shot 48 percent from the field to 23 percent for Southern Utah. TheCardinal also held a 43-29 rebounding edge.
Josh Childress, a junior forward and the Cardinal's top returning scorerfrom last season, has a stress reaction in his left foot and hasn't played yetthis season. He's expected back by early January, when the Pac-10 seasonbegins.