Dec. 6, 1997
Stanford Squeaks Past Georgia
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mark Madsen scored a career-high 23 points, including the
game-winning tip-in in the final seconds as 11th-ranked Stanford
defeated number 22 Georgia, 76-74, in the first game of the John
Wooden Classic in Anaheim, California.
Madsen, who entered the game hitting 20-of-21 shots from the
field this season, tipped in Peter Sauer's missed layup with
10.2 seconds left to give Stanford (5-0) a 75-74 lead. Madsen
shot 8-of-14 for the game and grabbed 13 rebounds -- eight
offensive -- including a missed layup attempt from Georgia's Ray
Harrison with three seconds to play.
Madsen, who was fouled after the rebound, sank the second of two
free-throw attempts and intercepted Georgia's inbounds pass as
Georgia (5-2) took its first lead of the second half, 72-71,
with 3:54 left on a three pointer by Phenizee Ransom. Ransom
added a jumper that gave the Bulldogs a 74-71 advantage with
3:19 to play, but Georgia would fail to score the rest of the
Tim Young and Sauer each hit one free throw to cut the Georgia
lead to 74-73 with 1:45 to play before Michael Chadwick missed a
jumper with 21 seconds left, giving Stanford possession.
Freshman Jumaine Jones scored 15 points for the Bulldogs, who
used a 24-8 run to erase a 63-50 deficit. Harrison had 13
points and five assists and G.G. Smith totaled 13 points and
seven rebounds for Georgia, which shot 39 percent (27-of-69)
from the field and 57 percent (12-of-21) from the foul line.
Sauer had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and
Arthur Lee added 14 points for Stanford, which won the
first-ever meeting between the schools. Young added seven
points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Cardinal.
Lorenzo Hall totaled 10 points and nine rebounds for the
Bulldogs, who had a five-game winning streak snapped and fell to
2-5 all-time against Pac-10 schools.