San Diego held the Cardinal to just two field goals in the final seven minutes, winning its season opener for just the second time in seven seasons.
Jackson helped seal the win with two straight baskets to give the Toreros a 69-58 lead with 2:18 remaining. Johnson scored 14 of his points in the second half when San Diego shot 60 percent from the field.
San Diego won despite the Cardinal's big advantage at the free throw line. Stanford had 24 attempts to 12 for the Toreros heading into the final two minutes. Stanford finished just 17 of 26 while San Diego was 14 for 20.