Jan. 5, 1998
Stanford Continues Winning Ways
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Kris Weems scored a career-high 34 points Monday night
as seventh-ranked Stanford remained unbeaten by routing Oregon 89-67.
Stanford (13-0 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) needs one victory to match its best
start ever, set in the 1936-37 season.
The Cardinal, who never trailed in a 68-48 win over Oregon State on
Saturday, took the lead for good 2 1/2 minutes into the game against Oregon.
Oregon (6-5, 1-1) trailed 43-27 at the half and never got closer than 13
On Saturday, Stanford won with defense, holding the Beavers to 18 percent
shooting. On Monday, the Cardinal did it with offense, shooting 55 percent,
including 10-for-14 from 3-point range.
The offensive onslaught quickly quieted the normally raucous Oregon crowd.
Weems, who shot 2-for-7 and scored only four points against Oregon State,
was 13-for-18 against Oregon, including 4-for-6 on 3-pointers.
David Moseley came off the bench to score 13 for Stanford, including 3-of-3
from long range. Peter Sauer also scored 13 for the Cardinal.
Henry Madden led Oregon with 19 points. Jamar Curry and Jonathan Nelson
added 10 apiece.
The Cardinal led by 17 in the first half, sinking five of eight 3-pointers,
shooting 56 percent from the field and dominating the boards against the
smaller Ducks 20-9.
Moseley sank a 15-footer, Sauer made a 3-pointer and Moseley added another 3
in an 8-0 run that gave the Cardinal a 27-15 lead. The Ducks never cut the lead
to single digits again.
The closest Oregon came in the second half was 55-42 on Curry's 18-footer
with 12:56 to play. But Tim Young sank four consecutive free throws, Jarron
Collins made a short hook shot and Moseley sank a 3-pointer in a 9-0 run that
made it 64-42 with 9:54 left.