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Stanford gets sweet revenge

No. 1 Cardinal knocks off Bruins

Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2001

LOS ANGELES -- Casey Jacobsen scored 16 points and No. 1 Stanford beat No. 12 UCLA 85-79 Saturday to clinch a share of its third consecutive Pac-10 title and avenge its only loss of the season.

The Cardinal (27-1, 15-1), who lost to the Bruins a month ago, improved to 11-0 on the road this season.

The Bruins (20-7, 13-3) dropped two games behind Stanford in the conference race with two road games remaining and had their eight-game winning streak snapped.

Jacobsen rebounded from his 4-of-18 shooting in the teams' previous meeting.

Jarron Collins added 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Cardinal dominated the boards 40-27 in winning its fourth straight at Pauley Pavilion.

Jarron Collins and Ryan Mendez, who made all 10 of his free throws over the final 2:54, also had 16 points each.

Matt Barnes scored a career-high 32 points for UCLA.

No. 3 Michigan St. 78, Michigan 57

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Senior Andre Hutson had 19 points and nine rebounds as the winningest class in Big Ten history led the Spartans to at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.

The Spartans (24-3, 13-3) hold a half-game lead over No. 5 Illinois, which plays at Minnesota on Sunday.

If Illinois wins, the teams share the crown, but the Illini would go into next week's Big Ten tournament with the No. 1 seed based on a win in the teams' only meeting of the season, 77-66 on Feb. 6.

Bernard Robinson Jr. led Michigan (10-17, 4-12) with 19 points.

No. 16 Maryland 102, No. 7 Virginia 67

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Juan Dixon's 21 points led five players in double figures as the Terrapins ended the regular season with consecutive victories over Top Ten teams.

The 35-point victory, matching Maryland's biggest ever over Virginia, clinched third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Terrapins (20-9, 10-6).

Roger Mason had 16 points for Virginia (20-7, 9-7), which had a four-game winning streak snapped, finished 2-6 on the road in the ACC and hasn't won at Cole Field House since 1993.

No. 8 Iowa St. 86, Nebraska 73

AMES, Iowa -- Jamaal Tinsley scored 23 of his career-high 29 points in the second half and dominated down the stretch as the Cyclones won the Big 12 championship outright for the second straight year.

Iowa State (25-4, 13-3), which trailed by 10 points in the first half, used a 35-9 edge in free throws to offset Nebraska's 54 percent shooting and won for the 35th straight time at Hilton Coliseum.

Cookie Belcher had 25 points for Nebraska (14-15, 7-9).

No. 9 Arizona 104, Oregon 65

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Loren Woods was 8-for-10 from the field and had 17 points and seven rebounds as the Wildcats avenged their worst loss of the season.

All five starters were in double figures for the Wildcats (21-7, 13-3 Pac-10), who had lost two in a row to Oregon, the latest a 79-67 defeat in Eugene on Feb. 1. Since then, Arizona has gone 8-1 and the Ducks 1-8.

Luke Jackson had 15 points for the Ducks (13-14, 4-13).

No. 11 Boston College 96, West Virginia 65

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Troy Bell scored 28 points as the Eagles (23-4, 13-3 Big East) won their four straight heading into this week's conference tournament in New York.

Calvin Bowman had 19 points for West Virginia (17-10, 8-8), which was playing in front of its first sellout crowd of the season.

Bell, who scored a career-high 31 points against the Mountaineers a year ago, scored five points in a 38-second span early in the second half to make it 65-41 with 13:51 remaining and West Virginia got no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.

No. 14 Mississippi 105, No. 20 Alabama 71

OXFORD, Miss. -- Jason Holmes scored a career-high 26 points as Ole Miss (23-6, 11-5 Southeastern Conference) completed a worst-to-first turnaround by setting a school record for victories in a season and clinching an outright SEC West title.

Antoine Pettway had 19 points for the Crimson Tide (20-9, 8-8), who have lost four straight and finished the regular season 1-7 on the road.

No. 17 Oklahoma 68, Oklahoma St. 56

NORMAN, Okla. -- Hollis Price scored 16 points, including a big shot clock-beating 3-pointer with 1:23 to play, to lead Oklahoma.

The Sooners (23-6, 12-4 Big 12) lost to Oklahoma State by 28 points in Stillwater on Feb. 14.

Maurice Baker scored a career-high 31 points for Oklahoma State (19-8, 10-6), which saw its four-game winning streak end.

La Salle 91, No. 18 St. Joseph's 90

PHILADELPHIA -- Victor Thomas scored 26 points, including four free throws in the final two minutes, as La Salle withstood a late rally and snapped the Hawks' 10-game winning streak.

Julian Blanks, who finished with 20 points, made seven of 10 free throws in the final minute and his two with 7.2 seconds left put the Explorers (11-16, 5-11 Atlantic 10) up 91-87.

La Salle, which had lost four straight, led 78-68 with 1:19 left, but Marvin O'Connor kept the game alive by scoring 18 of his 37 points in the final 59 seconds for St. Joseph's (24-5, 14-2).

No. 22 Wisconsin 59, Iowa 57

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kirk Penney scored 17 points, including two big free throws late in the game, as the Badgers (18-9, 9-7 Big Ten) broke a two-game losing streak.

Dean Oliver, a four-year starter playing his last game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, scored 18 points for Iowa (18-11, 7-9), which lost its third straight.

No. 24 Texas 78, Texas Tech 55

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Chris Owens scored 22 points and Maurice Evans added 18 as the Longhorns (23-7, 12-4) secured a first-round bye in next week's Big 12 tournament.

Cliff Owens had 21 points for Texas Tech (9-18, 3-13), which lost its fourth straight overall and ninth in a row to Texas.



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