Stanford 100, Harvard 59

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Haryasz spent more time signing
autographs after the game than he did in another dazzling
performance on the court.

Haryasz set a career high for the second straight game with 16
points and No. 6 Stanford remained unbeaten with a 100-59 victory
over winless Harvard on Sunday night.

Haryasz, a 6-foot-10 reserve sophomore forward who scored 15 in
a win over Southern Utah on Monday, set the tempo in Stanford's
strong second half, hitting the floor for loose balls. He also
grabbed seven rebounds, four on the offensive end, and did it all
in only 15 minutes.

Haryasz left the game with 8:30 remaining with a cut over his
right eye after being elbowed in a crowd under the basket. He
needed six stitches.

"I think that's probably the end of my modeling career,"
Haryasz said while patiently putting his name on various cards and

"I've been feeling really good playing right now. I'm hitting
my stride and coming into my own and doing what I can do."

Matt Lottich added 19 points and Rob Little 17 points and nine
rebounds for Stanford (9-0), which went to its bench early and used
a 21-3 spurt to turn the game into a blowout early in the second
half. Joe Kirchofer's basket with 13:08 left made it 64-34.

Stanford scored 100 points for the first time since beating
Washington 105-60 during the 2001-02 season. Harvard gave up 100
points for the second straight game.

Stanford held a 48-25 rebounding advantage. Justin Davis added
14 points and seven boards for Stanford, which shot 62.5 percent in
the second half to finish with its second-best shooting performance
of the season at 54.1.

Cardinal coach Mike Montgomery still wasn't satisfied, but
rarely is.

"Our execution is poor," he said. "When we play hard defense,
we do a pretty good job. I don't think that everybody understands
why we're doing what we're doing."

Harvard leading scorer Kevin Rogus had 22 points for the
struggling Crimson (0-11), who have lost 13 in a row dating to last
season. This is their longest losing streak since they dropped 17
straight from Feb. 15-Dec. 28, 1991.

"We could not compete inside against them," Harvard coach
Frank Sullivan said. "We knew it coming in. Stanford played the
way they've played all year long. They're good in every phase of
the game. We got rattled early in the second half and that was our

But the Crimson had been competitive in their previous four
games. They lost those games by a combined total of 17 points,
including a 101-95 overtime loss to Rider on Monday, but trailed as
many as 33 against a talented and much-improved Stanford squad.

It was the eighth meeting between the schools and Stanford has
won all of them, including 65-59 when the teams last played on Dec.
30, 1995.

Rogus scored eight straight for the Crimson during one stretch
in the first half, including back-to-back 3-pointers. Harvard came
into the game shooting just 27 percent from long range, but got
many open looks from the perimeter and made them count to finish
40.7 percent from behind the arc.

Harvard pulled within 30-27 on Zach Martin's 3-pointer 5:21
before halftime.

The Cardinal began the game 6-for-15, but used a 19-5 run to
take a big lead.

Josh Childress, a junior forward and the Cardinal's top
returning scorer from last season, warmed up with the team for the
first time this season. He has a stress reaction in his left foot
and is expected to return next week, when the Pac-10 season begins.

Childress got so excited on one play he walked toward the bench
as if ready to check in.


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