Stanford Narrowly Defeats California
Cardinal win on second-half rally, 74-72
Feb. 4, 1998
Tim Young and the Cardinal had to fight for this victory.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Arthur Lee scored 17 points, including four
3-pointers in the second half, and No. 9 Stanford rebounded from consecutive
losses to beat California 74-72 Wednesday night.
Tim Young had 17 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (19-2, 8-2 Pac-10),
which remained unbeaten in seven road games. Kris Weems added 16 points,
including four free throws over the last 26 seconds as Stanford, which lost
consecutive home games to No. 4 Arizona and Arizona State last week, survived a
season-high 21 turnovers to complete a season sweep of Cal (8-10, 4-6).
Geno Carlisle had 25 points for Cal, while Thomas Kilgore added 13 and
Raymond King 11.
The win was even more important for Stanford since its next two games are on
the road - at No. 7 Connecticut on Saturday and at No. 6 UCLA on Feb. 12.
The Cardinal, down by five points at halftime, took their first lead since
the game's initial minutes when Pete Van Elswyk made one of two free throws for
a 52-51 lead with 6:19 left.
The teams traded baskets down the stretch with Cal going in front 62-60 on
Carlisle's bank shot with 2:29 remaining.
Lee answered with a 3-pointer, was fouled, and converted the free throw for
a four-point play and a 64-62 Stanford lead.
The Cardinal didn't trail after that, getting another 3-pointer from Lee for
a 67-64 lead with a minute remaining after Carlisle made a 10-foot jumper to
Stanford held off Cal by making seven of eight free throws over the final 40
seconds and also converted all six of its 3-point attempts in the second half
after missing seven in the opening half.
Kilgore connected on a 3-pointer with 14:08 remaining, boosting Cal's lead
to 43-35. But just when Cal was threatening to break it open, Stanford got
successive 3-pointers from Lee to pull to 43-41 with 13:15 remaining. Another
3-pointer, this one by Weems, pulled the Cardinal into a tie at 49.
Stanford had 13 turnovers by halftime, matching its average for a game.
Carlisle scored 16 points in the first half.
After a layup by Kamba Tshionyi tied it at 26-all, Cal pulled ahead with a
10-5 burst over the final five minutes of the period.
Gill had a 3-pointer for Cal in that span and center Kenyon Jones picked off
a pass from Tshionyi and drove the length of the court, muscling in a layup
despite being fouled and then making the free throw for a three-point play.