Cardinal's scoring binge too much for Wildcats
Published: Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 2:22 a.m.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Josh Childress scored 19 points to lead five Stanford players in double figures and the fourth-ranked Cardinal remained unbeaten with a dominating 82-72 victory over No. 3 Arizona on Saturday.
Stanford (13-0, 4-0 Pac-10) led by 20 points with 4:02 to play. Only a late 24-14 run prevented it from being the worst home loss for the Wildcats in coach Lute Olson's 21 seasons in Tucson.
The Cardinal won at McKale Center for the fourth straight year. No other team has won more than twice at Arizona.
The home team hasn't won in the last seven games of the series between the two Pac-10 powers. The Wildcats (10-2, 2-1) have a four-game winning streak at Stanford.
Matt Lottich added 17 points for the Cardinal, while Rob Little scored 13 and Chris Hernandez 12. Justin Davis had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners, whose size and depth overpowered the quicker Wildcats.
Freshman Mustafa Shakur scored a career-high 20 points for Arizona, but 14 came in the final run. Andre Iguoudala had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Channing Frye scored 12 but was just 4-for-13 from the field and grabbed only four rebounds. Salim Stoudamire scored 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting, including 1-for-8 from 3-point range.
Arizona shot 36 percent for the game, 19 percent (6-for-31) in the first half, and finished 4-for-21 on 3-pointers. The Wildcats were 0-for-10 on 3s in the first half.
The worst loss in Olson's era was 61-49 to Tennessee on Dec. 23, 1983, in his first season in Tucson, and for most of the evening, it looked as if this would easily exceed that margin.
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