No. 2 Stanford 77, Oregon 72
Feb. 08, 2002
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) _ Lindsey Yamasaki scored 24 points, and second-ranked Stanford overcame an early deficit to defeat Oregon 77-72 Thursday night and remain unbeaten in the Pac-10 Conference.
The game was tied at 58, when a layup by Yamasaki put the Cardinal ahead for good. That was the last field goal Stanford would make, but it converted 17-of-19 free throws in the final 3:58 to hold off the Ducks. Nicole Powell, 8-of-11 from the line for the game, added 20 points for Stanford.
Oregon led 20-17 midway through the first half thanks to a 6-0 run, but Stanford (23-1, 13-0) went on a 13-0 run over the next seven minutes to pull ahead 30-20. Oregon (12-11, 7-7) was 0-8 from the field and had five turnovers in that stretch.
Stanford led 38-31 at halftime. But Oregon, led by Shaquala Williams with 22 points, hit its first seven shots of the second half to take a 45-44 lead with 16:03 left.
A jump shot by Yamasaki, who also had five rebounds, gave Stanford a 46-45 lead. Oregon's Alissa Edwards followed that with a 7-0 run of her own, hitting a layup, a 3-pointer and a jump shot to put the Ducks back in front at 50-46 with 12:42 left.
Cathrine Kreeyeveld added eight points and nine rebounds for Oregon.