Oregon 69

(11-7, 3-6 Pac-12)

Stanford 88

(12-7, 6-3 Pac-12)

    8:30 PM ET, January 29, 2005

    Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California

    1 2 T
    ORE 25 4469
    STAN 51 3788

    Top Performers

    Oregon: M. Hairston 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Stanford: M. Haryasz 20 Pts, 20 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Stanford 88, Oregon 69

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Haryasz's career performance earned him a unique cheer from Stanford's sellout crowd.

    Fans hollered "20-20!" in the waning minutes, in celebration of his career highs of 20 points and 20 rebounds, and the surging Cardinal won their sixth straight game Saturday 88-69 over Oregon.

    "I thought they were talking about vision or something," Haryasz said with a smile.

    He wasn't the only one seeing straight. Stanford suddenly has its swagger back, thanks to big performances up and down its lineup.

    Chris Hernandez added 19 points with four 3-pointers and five assists as the Cardinal (12-7, 6-3 Pac-10) improved to 6-1 at home with a dominant performance that was reminiscent of those they had last season. Dan Grunfeld had 14 points and five rebounds.

    In the crazy Pac-10 Conference, Stanford moved within a game of first place despite losing its first three conference games. Earlier Saturday, Washington State stunned No. 11 Arizona 70-63 in Tucson, only two days after the first-place Wildcats beat 10th-ranked Washington 91-82.

    Malik Hairston had 19 points and seven rebounds for Oregon, which has lost four straight games and the last 19 meetings at Maples Pavilion. The Ducks haven't won here since an 83-69 victory on Jan. 13, 1986 -- before three of the current Oregon players were even born.

    Aaron Brooks added 11 points off the bench for Oregon (11-7, 3-6). He didn't start for the first time all season, a disciplinary measure by coach Ernie Kent for arriving late for a pregame meal.

    "I've got to go back to the drawing board with this team, obviously," Kent said. "Losing's difficult for everybody. The biggest thing for us right now is realizing you have to play with more toughness."

    Stanford played with impressive spirit from the start. After hitting a 3-pointer late in the first half that gave him five straight points, Hernandez yelled in joy and pumped his arms as he ran back on defense. Players bumped chests during timeouts, much to the delight of the sellout crowd.

    Stanford, the defending Pac-10 champs who have reached the NCAA tournament's second round the past 10 seasons, led by as many as 32 points.

    The Cardinal are showing progress under first-year coach Trent Johnson, who said when he took the job it would take time for his team to get in sync and adjust to a new coach after Mike Montgomery bolted for the NBA after 18 seasons at the school.

    "It's a journey," Johnson said. "It is what it is. We played well."

    If Stanford continues playing this way, it could make a case to return to The Associated Press Top-25. The Cardinal won their first 26 games last season to finish 30-2 and ranked No. 1.

    This year's team isn't as dominant but tries to outwork opponents.

    Haryasz grabbed 10 straight defensive rebounds in the first half, including six in a row during a decisive 11-0 run that gave Stanford a 37-15 lead.

    The last Stanford player to get at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game was Tim Young in 1997, when he scored 20 and grabbed 21 boards -- also against Oregon.

    "It's really pretty special for me," Haryasz said. "A lot of times rebounding is luck, too. The ball bounces your way. I think I tried to make a real conscious effort of going to the boards in this game."

    Oregon's problems in the Bay Area continued two days after the Ducks lost 65-62 to California in Berkeley. Dating to the 1999-2000 season, Oregon is 1-11 on this annual road trip. The Ducks haven't won at Cal since Feb. 12, 2000.

    Haryasz's play inside caught the Ducks off guard.

    "We were pushing him out and wanted him to be away from the basket," Oregon center Ian Crosswhite said. "It worked at first, but he started hitting jumpers and that's when it fell apart."

    Oregon has been plagued by poor performances in the first half, and the Ducks couldn't match Stanford's intensity early. The Cardinal attacked the basket, played pressure defense and controlled the rebounds. They made 10 of their first 15 shots to quickly build a 15-point lead.

    Stanford shot 55.6 percent in the first half on the way to a 51-25 halftime lead.

    Peter Prowitt, a reserve freshman center for Stanford, returned to action after missing Thursday's game with a sprained ankle sustained in practice last Monday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 69 88
    FG Made-Attempted 29-68 (.426) 33-67 (.493)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 32

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