Originally created 01/18/98

Stanford's streak upped to 16 straight victories



STANFORD, Calif. -- Peter Sauer had 19 points and No. 7 Stanford, which made 14 3-pointers, withstood a furious second-half rally to defeat No. 8 UCLA 93-80 Saturday and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games.

Arthur Lee added 17 points as Stanford (16-0, 5-0 Pac-10) extended its home winning streak to 20 games and broke a four-game winning streak by UCLA (13-3, 4-2).

The Cardinal, who went 14-of-26 on 3-pointers, also moved within one victory of the longest winning streak in school history, 17 straight wins that bridged the 1937-38 and 1938-39 seasons.

Sauer hit five 3-pointers and Lee had three for the Cardinal, who fell just one 3-pointer short of the school record set in last year's 109-61 win over UCLA and tied this past Thursday in a 99-62 victory over Southern California.

Kris Johnson had 20 points for UCLA, while Jelani McCoy had 19, Toby Bailey 18 and J.R. Henderson 17.

The Bruins trailed by 18 points at halftime but rallied within one with 12:40 left despite having point guard Baron Davis on the bench with four fouls. UCLA never caught the Cardinal, though.

Stanford's starters had an advantage of nearly three inches per player over UCLA, and the Cardinal used that differential to take control inside in the first half. That also opened up outside shots for Stanford.

Tim Young had 10 points and nine rebounds as Stanford, which went 7-of-15 on 3-pointers in the half, took a 51-33 halftime lead. McCoy had 12 points at halftime to lead the Bruins.

To make matters worse for UCLA, Davis and Henderson each got his third foul in the final two minutes of the first half.

But Young got called for his fourth foul early in the second half and the Bruins used a 13-3 run to get within eight points. And, with Davis on the bench, UCLA used full-court pressure to pull within 58-57 on a dunk by Bailey with 12:40 remaining.

Bailey had a chance to give UCLA the lead, but missed on a wild bank shot. Lee responded with a 3-pointer. Bailey then threw away a pass, and Lee hit another 3 to give Stanford a 64-57 lead.

Stanford extended its lead to 70-58 on a 3-pointer by David Moseley and three free throws by Pete Van Elswyk, but UCLA used a 10-0 run that included a 3-pointer and a three-point play by Johnson to pull within 70-68.

UCLA got no closer. Young hit four straight free throws before fouling out with 4:52 left and Lee hit a 3-pointer and Sauer added two more 3-pointers as Stanford regained a 12-point margin.

Stanford students rushed onto the floor at the end of the game, chanting "Un-De-Feat-Ed" and mobbing the Cardinal players.

UCLA (80) -- Henderson 5-10 7-10 17, Johnson 6-12 5-6 20, Davis 3-5 0-0 6, Bailey 7-24 1-2 18, Watson 0-2 0-0 0, McCoy 6-14 7-14 19, Loyd 0-0 0-0 0, Knight 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-67 20-32 80.

STANFORD (93) -- Sauer 5-7 4-4 19, Van Elswyk 0-1 7-14 7, Young 4-9 6-6 14, Weems 4-11 0-0 10, Lee 3-13 8-12 17, Jar.Collins 1-2 0-0 2, Mendez 2-4 0-0 6, Moseley 3-6 0-0 7, McDonald 2-3 2-2 7, Seaton 1-2 2-3 4. Totals 25-58 29-41 93.

Halftime -- Stanford 51-33.

3-point goals -- UCLA 6-17 (Johnson 3-7, Bailey 3-9, Davis 0-1), Stanford 14-26 (Sauer 5-6, Lee 3-5, Mendez 2-4, Weems 2-6, McDonald 1-2, Moseley 1-3). Fouled out -- Henderson, Davis, McCoy, Young. Rebounds -- UCLA 48 (McCoy 12), Stanford 36 (Young 9). Assists -- UCLA 11 (Davis 5), Stanford 16 (McDonald 4). Total fouls -- UCLA 26, Stanford 26. A -- 7,510.

CAPTION: Md.-Eastern Shore -- 74 Bethune-Cookman -- 66

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Cryhten Langhorne scored 22 points as Maryland-Eastern Shore defeated Bethune-Cookman, keeping the Wildcats the only winless team in Division I.

B-CC outscored Maryland-Eastern Shore 59-51 from the field but lost the game at the line. The Wildcats (0-13, 0-5 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were just 7-of-24 in free-throw shooting while the Hawks (5-8, 4-2 MEAC) were 23-of-33.

Valder Ned led BCC with 12 points and Johnny McClenton added 11.

CAPTION: UNC-Charlotte -- 60 Southern Miss -- 56

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Conference USA scoring leader DeMarco Johnson scored five straight points late to put North Carolina Charlotte ahead to stay in a 60-56 come-from-behind victory at Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

Johnson's free throw with 6:11 left gave N.C. Charlotte (8-6, 4-0 C-USA) a 49-48 lead, its first since leading 7-6 in the opening minutes of the game.

After Southern Miss (13-4, 2-2) answered with a three-point play by Kelly McCarty, Johnson connected on two more free throws. He then scored on a driving layup to put UNCC ahead to stay, 53-51 with 4:03 left.

Sean Colson hit a running jumper with 16 seconds left to give UNCC a 59-56 lead. At the other end, Southern Miss tried to get the ball to Jimmie Floyd for a 3-pointer, but the 49ers defense forced McCarty to take just his ninth long-range shot of the season, which he missed.

CAPTION: UNC-Asheville -- 91 Charleston Southern -- 80

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Robert Stevenson scored a career-high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting to lead North Carolina-Asheville to a win over Charleston Southern.

Stevenson had six dunks and blocked seven shots as he dominated the middle for the Bulldogs (10-7, 5-0 Big South).

N.C.-Asheville ran out to an 11-point lead and spent the rest of the game holding the Buccaneers (1-14, 0-3) at bay. The Bulldogs did it largely at the foul line, hitting 30-of-48, compared with Charleston Southern's 13-of-24.

CAPTION: St. John's -- 63 Providence -- 56

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Felipe Lopez scored 18 of his game-high 27 points in the last 10 minutes of the second half to spur St. John's past Providence.

St. John's (12-6, 4-3 Big East) and Providence exchanged leads early in the second half before Providence (7-8, 2-4) took its last lead of the game, 31-30, on a layup by Kendrick Moore with 15:29 left.

St. John's went on a 15-4 run the next seven minutes, as Zendon Hamilton and Lopez combined for 13 of the 15 points. The closest the Friars came the rest of the game was five points, as Lopez took control, including during a five-minute span in which he scored 12 straight points.

In the second half, St. John's shot 75 percent (15-for-20) while limiting the Friars to 29 percent (7-for-24).

The Friars were led by Jamel Thomas, who had 21 points.

CAPTION: Colgate -- 94 Army -- 69

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Chester Felts' 17 points led six Colgate players in double figures as the Red Raiders romped over Army.

It was Colgate's 1,000th win in the history of the program. Both teams entered Saturday's game with 999 total wins.

Colgate (6-9, 2-2 Patriot League) opened up a 60-38 lead to start the second half as Chad Wiswall scored seven points and Felts had five. Ben Wandtke kept the rally going, adding his 15 points and 10 rebounds to put the Red Raiders up 80-54 with 6:51 left in the game.

Seth Schaeffer had 15 points for Colgate, Wiswall added 12, while Mike Tilley and Mike O'Donnell each scored 11. George Tatum led Army (6-9, 1-2) with 22 points. Babe Kwasniak and Eli Gurash each chipped in 10 points for the Black Knights.

Ten first half points by Felts and nine by Mike Tilley boosted Colgate to a 40-27 lead at halftime.

Army led, 14-12 with 13:46 left in the first half, but the Red Raiders outscored the cadets 17-4 over the next 10 minutes to take a 29-18 lead on Mike O'Donnell's two free throws. Colgate did not trail again.