Feb. 19, 1998
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kris Weems scored 32 points as No. 10 Stanford fell behind momentarily in the first half before surging ahead and crushing Washington 93-70 Thursday night. Stanford, ranked behind No. 3 Arizona in the Pacific-10 Conference, had not won its previous two home games at Maples Pavilion.
Mark Madsen grabbed 11 rebounds for the Cardinal (22-3, 11-2), who had no other players besides Weems in double figures. Washington (15-8, 8-6), which has lost its last four games on the road, was led by Todd MacCulloch with 19 points and eight rebounds. Deon Luton added 17 points. The Cardinal jumped out to an early 13-6 lead, but the tenacious Huskies hung tough, taking a 19-18 lead on Jan Wooten's running jumper with 9:31 to go in the first half.
Spurred by the momentary loss of the lead, Stanford went on a 13-4 run to go up 31-23, capped by David Moseley's 3-pointer with 4:38 to go. The Cardinal wore the Huskies out in the second half, extending its lead to as many as 27 points, 93-66, on Pete Van Elswyk's dunk with 32 seconds left. The Huskies also lost their last meeting against Stanford, a dramatic 74-72 defeat in Seattle on Weems' 3-pointer at the buzzer. Washington has not won on the distinctively springy court at Maples Pavilion since Jan 30, 1993.
Weems, who led the Cardinal with 16 points in the first half, came close to his career-high 34 points, scored at Oregon Jan. 5. He was the sixth player to score 30 or more points against Washington this season.