Dec. 19, 1997
Stanford Sneaks Past Pacific
STANFORD, Calif. - Kris Weems scored 18 points as number nine Stanford remained
unbeaten by beating intrastate rival Pacific for the 14th
straight time, 67-61.
Kris Weems led the Cardinal with 18 points. (File Photo)
The Cardinal (7-0), the only unbeaten team in the Pac-10, had
won their first six games by an average of 20 points. Stanford
is 31-2 all-time against the Tigers.
Tim Young added 12 points for Stanford, which will play three
more non-conference games before opening the Pac-10 season on
January 3rd against Oregon State.
Michael Olowokandi had 26 points and 11 rebounds for Pacific
(8-4), which had a four-game winning streak snapped. The Tigers
were coming off their best victory of the season, an 85-74 upset
of then 21st-ranked Fresno State on Saturday.
The 7-1 Olowokandi notched his seventh double-double of the
The Tigers shot 52 percent in the first half as they raced to a
34-29 advantage. But the Cardinal opened the second half by
scoring 12 of the first 19 points to tie the contest at 41-41.
Pacific would build the lead back up to four points at 45-41,
but consecutive three-pointers by David Moseley and Weems gave
the Cardinal the lead. Although Pacific would fight back to tie
the game at 56-56, it would never lead again.
The Cardinal built a 60-56 advantage with 4:00 to play on two
foul shots by Moseley and a layup by Pete Van Elswyk.
Olowokandi's eight-foot jumper and ensuing free throw with 2:00
remaining brought Pacific within one, 60-59, but Arthur Lee and
Weems made six free throws down the stretch. Pacific did not
score from the field in the final 2:53.
Stanford held a huge rebounding edge, 44-27, led by Mark
Madsen's nine. Weems dished out four assists while committing
zero turnovers and Lee chipped in 11 points.
Earl Clark and Adam Jacobsen had eight points apiece for the
Hawks, who were playing the first game of a five-game road trip.
Pacific has 11 days off before playing at Baylor on December