Cardinal rule ends

n Unranked UCLA upsets top-ranked Stanford 79-73

Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. -- This time, UCLA's players waited until they reached the locker room to rip off their shirts and celebrate an upset of top-ranked Stanford.

Surprise starter Billy Knight had a career-high 22 points and the Bruins used an 11-0 run midway through the second half to win 79-73 Saturday, the second straight season UCLA has come to Stanford and defeated the No. 1 team.

Stanford, the nation's last unbeaten team, had its school-record 20-game winning streak snapped.

"I think Stanford caught us at a tough time. Our kids were a little salty. They had a hard edge," said UCLA coach Steve Lavin, whose team lost by 29 points two days earlier at California.

Earl Watson added 20 points and Jason Kapono had 14 points and nine rebounds for UCLA (13-6, 7-2 Pac-10), which defeated the top-ranked Cardinal 94-93 in overtime last year at Stanford.

Knight, making just his fifth start of the season, went 8-of-15 from the field -- including 3-for-7 from behind the 3-point line. He started in place of Jason Flowers, who was healthy but never entered the game.

Casey Jacobsen had 17 points on 4-for-18 shooting and Michael McDonald had 15 for Stanford (20-1, 8-1), which had been defeating opponents by an average of 30 points on its home court this season.

No. 3 Kansas 82, Texas 66

In a foul-filled game, marred by a technical against Kansas coach Roy Williams for throwing his coat into the stands as the No. 3 Jayhawks beat Texas 82-66 Saturday.

Williams, upset with officials throughout the game, tossed his coat several rows behind the Kansas bench when Drew Gooden was charged with his fourth foul with 6:08 remaining.

No. 4 North Carolina 82, Georgia Tech 69

Joseph Forte scored 23 points and No. 4 North Carolina erased any thoughts of a letdown with 23 straight points in the first half as the Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech.

No. 6 Illinois 84, Northwestern 59

Backup guard Sean Harrington hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish off a 20-0 run in the first half and Illinois beat Northwestern.

The Illini (17-5, 7-2 Big Ten) made a season-high 12 3-pointers in 22 tries, with Harrington shooting 4-for-5.

No. 7 Arizona 68, Oregon State 41

Michael Wright, starting at center in place of the punished Loren Woods, had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Arizona recovered from another poor first half to rout Oregon State.

No. 8 Tennessee 72, Vanderbilt 50

Terrence Woods scored 14 points and Vincent Yarbrough added 13 and seven rebounds as Tennessee stopped its two-game losing streak.

No. 10 Wisconsin 60, Michigan 41

Kirk Penney scored 23 points for Wisconsin in a matchup of teams looking to rebound from bad performances.

No. 11 Virginia 82, No. 16 Wake Forest 71

Donald Hand scored 21 points, Roger Mason Jr. added 19 and Virginia used a 15-6 run midway through the second half to pull away for a victory over Wake Forest.

No. 12 Syracuse 54, North Carolina St. 53

Preston Shumpert scored 25 points, and Damone Brown got the game-winning layup with 17.6 seconds left.

No. 13 Florida 82, No. 25 Georgia 71

Brett Nelson scored 18 points and Matt Bonner added 17 as Florida extended its winning streak to four games.

No. 14 Georgetown 94, West Virginia 77

Mike Sweetney matched his career high with 20 points, and Georgetown forced 23 turnovers while ending a three-game Big East losing streak.

No. 15 Iowa St. 84, Kansas St. 78

Jamaal Tinsley scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half to match his career high and Martin Rancik added 18 as Iowa State fought off Kansas State.

No. 17 Alabama 76, LSU 66

Rod Grizzard scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half as Alabama pulled away against Louisiana State.

No. 21 Southern Cal 80, California 66

Sam Clancy scored 25 points and Jeff Trepagnier had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southern California over California.

No. 23 Notre Dame 75, Pittsburgh 67

Troy Murphy and David Graves each scored 24 points as Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh to extend its winning streak to five games.

No. 24 Oklahoma 72, Texas A&M 63

Aaron McGhee scored 22 points to lead Oklahoma to its fifth straight victory.

No. 19 Fresno State 86, San Jose State 75

Chris Jefferies scored 23 points to lead No. 19 Fresno State to an 86-75 victory over San Jose State on Saturday night in front of the first sellout in San Jose in two years.

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