STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Haryasz scored 12 of his 18 points
in the second half to lead Stanford to a 71-56 victory over
California on Saturday.
Dan Grunfeld added 16 points for the Cardinal (13-9, 7-5 Pac-10)
despite missing most of the second half with a knee injury. Rob
Little had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Hernandez added 13
points as Stanford beat Cal at home for the 12th straight time.
Richard Midgley, Cal's leading scorer, started for the first
time in seven games. He missed three games with a sprained shoulder
and came off the bench in his three previous appearances.
Grunfeld was helped into the locker room with 15:16 remaining,
favoring his right knee after falling awkwardly when his layup
attempt was blocked by Midgley. Grunfeld, who leads the Cardinal in
scoring, has reached double figures in 20 of his last 22 games.
Grunfeld, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligamen in his
right knee, will miss the remainder of the season. The injury will
require surgery, but no date has been set.
With both teams fighting to keep their NCAA tournament hopes
alive, the rivalry game was a little extra spirited. Stanford
students arrived an hour early and heckled Cal players throughout
warmups, and both bands tried to drown each other out.
Tiger Woods, a Stanford alum, was in attendance sporting his
Cardinal "Sixth-Man" T-shirt. Former Heisman Trophy winner Jim
Plunkett also watched from his courtside seat.
Stanford took its first double-digit lead at 66-54 when Haryasz
made two free throws and then a layup with 1:30 left.
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