Jan. 29, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. (AP and staff sources) - Jason Collins had 14 points and Mark Madsen became the 27th Stanford player with 1,000 career points as the Cardinal (17-1, 6-1 Pac-10) sent the Cougars (5-12, 0-8) to their ninth straight loss 63-38 Saturday at Maples Pavlion- their longest skid since an 18-game losing streak at the end of the 1989-90 season.
Casey Jacobsen and Jarron Collins each added 10 points for Stanford, which held the Cougars to 26 percent shooting.
Chris Crosby had 16 points for the Cougars.
The Cougars missed their first five shots of the game, and the Cardinal were up by 11 points by the time Eddie Miller hit a jumper with 13:48 left in the first half. Washington State then missed its next six shots, and Stanford built its 22-3 lead.
A 10-2 run pulled the Cougars within 24-13 with 5:50 left in the first half, but Ryan Mendez hit a 3-pointer to begin a 10-0 Stanford run and Washington State never got close again.
Stanford led 36-16 at halftime and built its margin to 23 points with 8:04 left in the second half on a three-point play by Jason Collins. The lead reached 26 points in the closing minutes.
Madsen, who had just five points in the game, scored his 1,000th point on a dunk 44 seconds into the second half.
Additional Notes and Quotes:
WSU Head Coach Paul Graham
"The tempo of the game was exactly what we wanted it to be, but we just couldn't put the ball in the bucket. We got some open looks and got the ball to our shooters, but we just couldn't get it to go down."
"Stanford is really good. There's a reason that they are the No. 2 team in the country. I think Stanford and Cincinnati are the best teams in the country."
"I thought we played defense pretty well and we forced some turnovers. We got hurt in rebounding, but Stanford's very big. It's hard for us to match up against all those big guys that Stanford has, especially after we lose Tyrone (Evans) and with Eddie (Miller) in foul trouble."
"Now we have a chance to beat Washington. I told the guys in the locker room that Stanford is a pretty good team. That's a team that could win the national championship. But if we believe we can beat the Huskies and play hard like we did today, we'll give ourselves a chance to get that victory and maybe that will get us on a roll. Winning cures a lot of problems."
With 16 points against Stanford, senior forward Chris Crosby moved into 14th place in WSU career scoring with 1,167 career points. Crosby passed Vince Hanson, WSU's first 1,000-point scorer (1,153/1943, 45-46, 48).
Redshirt junior forward Cedric Clark scored a career-high seven points. The walk-on from Birmingham, Ala., also notched career highs in steals (two) and minutes (20). Clark came into the Stanford game with six career points.
During the first half of Saturday's game, junior forward Tyrone Evans re-aggravated a left knee sprain that he initially suffered in the Dec. 30 at Colorado State game and did not return. Evans, who is averaging 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, will be reevaluated after the team returns to Pullman. His availability for the Washington game is unknown.
WSU returns to Friel Court to host Washington next Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The Cougars will unveil their brand new parquet floor versus the Huskies.