Feb. 24, 2000
By MARK JEWELL
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP and staff sources) - Casey Jacobsen made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points as No. 1 Stanford trounced Washington State 89-52 Thursday night in a game matching teams at opposite ends of the Pac-10 standings.
Mark Madsen added 20 points for the Cardinal (23-1, 12-1 Pac-10), which shot 82 percent from the field in the second half (18-of-22) to win its 11th in a row.
Stanford, which held the No. 1 ranking for three weeks earlier in the season, regained it this week after Temple ended Cincinnati's six-week run at the top with a 77-69 victory.
Washington State (5-18, 0-14) has lost 15 straight under new coach Paul Graham. The 0-14 mark is the school's worst conference record ever. The Cougars, beaten 63-38 at Stanford on Jan. 29, have lost eight in a row to the Cardinal. Stanford, which entered the game shooting 39 percent from 3-point range, was 13-of-24 (54 percent) from beyond the arc Thursday night, with Jacobsen hitting 7-of-9. The Cardinal tied the Friel Court team record with 13 threes.
The Cardinal, which led 39-22 at the break after shooting 46 percent in the first half, put the game away with an 18-2 run to start the second half.
Mike Bush was the only Washington State player to score in the first 12 minutes of the period. Washington State went on a 9-0 run in the closing minutes but got no closer than 31. Bush had 18 points and Chris Crosby 12 for Washington, which hit 39 percent (20-of-51), 5 percent better than Stanford's average yield.
Washington State kept even with Stanford in the opening minutes, forcing three turnovers before David Moseley's 3-pointer with 12:32 left in the half put the Cardinal ahead 11-8.
Junior Cedric Clark made his first career start for Washington State. The walk-on guard from Birmingham, Ala., scored four points and had one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 34 minutes. Clark has had his top two scoring games against the Cardinal.
Bush, just a sophomore, moved into a tie for eighth in career steals. In 42 career games, Bush has 95 steals, tied with Neil Derrick (1991-92).
Junior Paul Mencke, a walk-on from the football team, scored a career-high four points versus Stanford.
The Cougars host California, a 75-64 winner against Washington, Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. It will be the final home game for WSU seniors Chris Crosby and Jan-Michael Thomas.