Feb. 3, 2000
By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES - Freshman Casey Jacobsen scored 12 of his 17 points over the final 13 1/2 minutes and No. 2 Stanford beat UCLA 78-63 Thursday night, its sixth straight victory over the Bruins.
The Cardinal (18-1) maintained a share of first place in the Pac-10 with Arizona at 7-1 and improved to 26-4 on the road over the last three seasons.
Except for a four-minute stretch in which UCLA whittled a 20-point deficit to eight points, the Bruins (12-7, 3-5) hardly put up a fight in losing their third straight to Stanford at Pauley Pavilion.
Despite 23 turnovers, Stanford shot 55 percent and controlled the boards 37-23, including a 24-12 edge on the defensive end. The Cardinal set a school record with four blocked shots, giving them 118 for the season, one better than the record set in 1996-97.
Jarron Collins added 15 points as five Stanford players reached double figures.
Freshman Jason Kapono led UCLA with 21 points.
UCLA coach Steve Lavin earned a technical early in the second half and moments later the Bruins found themselves trailing by 20 points.
But they livened up and outscored Stanford 17-5 to trail 49-41 with 13:31 remaining. Kapono had seven points in the spurt during which the Bruins stepped up their defense and forced turnovers while finally making baskets.
Stanford wasn't on the ropes for long. Ryan Mendez hit one of its nine 3-pointers to start a game-ending 30-22 run and the Bruins never got within single digits again.
The Cardinal controlled the first half, using a 23-10 run, including five 3-pointers, to take a 38-22 halftime lead. The Bruins shot just 35 percent and missed all seven of their 3-point attempts.