EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Matt Haryasz's jump shot went just as
The jumper, well-executed with 14 seconds left, gave Stanford a
58-56 victory over Oregon and kept the Cardinal on track for a
possible berth in the NCAA tournament.
"He gave a good head fake and put it on the deck and made a
good basketball play," Stanford coach Trent Johnson said.
Haryasz finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Chris
Hernandez scored 16 and Nick Robinson had 11 for Stanford (16-10,
10-6 Pac-10), which beat the Ducks for the fifth straight game and
17th time in 19 games.
Chris Hernandez went 10-for-10 from the foul line and finished
with 16 points for the Cardinal, while Nick Robinson scored 11,
including a pair of late 3-pointers that helped spark Stanford's
rally from an eight-point deficit.
"Everybody could smell it; we saw the victory coming then we
lost it," Oregon forward Malik Hairston said.
There were nine lead changes or ties in the second half,
begining when Oregon (13-12, 5-11) pulled even at 31-31 three
minutes out of halftime on a jumper by Hairston.
Aaron Brooks followed with a pair of free throws to put the
Ducks up 33-31 for their first lead of the game.
Oregon's largest lead was 46-38 at the 12:01mark, but Stanford
outscored the Ducks 20-10 the rest of the way, finally catching
Oregon for good when Jason Haas converted a pair of free throws at
1:11 to tie the game at 56-56.
Brooks was called for an offensive foul at the other end with 39
seconds to play, setting up the game-winner by Haryasz, who drove
into the lane with the shot clock winding down and pulled up for
"We just ran one of our normal plays ... we just did a good
job," Haryasz said.
On Oregon's final possession, Brooks was short on a 3-pointer
and Hairston missed the tip in and then a 3-pointer as time
Brooks finished with 14 points, while Hairston added 12 points
and 12 rebounds.
"Aaron Brooks got a great look and Malik was right there point
blank to tip it in," Oregon head coach Ernie Kent said. "We had
chances at the end, but we just couldn't get it to fall. I can't
fault the effort, but it just didn't happen for us tonight."
Stanford got out to a 14-2 lead early in the game while Oregon
struggled to find its shooting touch. The Ducks, who missed their
first nine shots, didn't make a field goal until a layup by
Hairston at the 12:21 mark.
Oregon picked at the Cardinal lead before finally tying the
score 25-25 2:07 before halftime on a pair of free throws by Maarty
Leunen, though Stanford eventually went back up to lead 29-27 at
Neither team shot well, with Stanford finishing at 35 percent
and Oregon 34. The Ducks outrebounded the Cardinal 41-26, but
Stanford had only 13 turnovers to Oregon's 18.