Lopez's career high leads Stanford past No. 17 OregonFeb 18, 2007 - 7:00 AM PALO ALTO, California (Ticker) -- Freshman Brook Lopez made sure Oregon continued its downward spiral.
Lopez scored a career-high 26 points to lead all five starters in double figures for Stanford en route to an 88-69 victory over the 17th-ranked Ducks in a Pac-10 Conference matchup.
Lawrence Hill netted 15 points and Fred Washington and Mitch Johnson chipped in 12 apiece for the Cardinal, who bounced back from their 66-59 setback in Eugene on January 18.
Stanford have won nine of the last 11 meetings against Oregon, which has not won at Maples Pavilion since the 1985-86 season, a span of 21 games.
The contest was tied at 54-54 with 11:12 remaining in the second half before the Cardinal (16-8, 9-5 Pac-10) grabbed the lead for good.
Lopez poured in nine points - including seven straight - during a game-changing 18-2 surge over a span of eight minutes as the Cardinal grabbed a 74-56 lead with 3:22 left.
The Ducks were held scoreless for just over 6 1/2 minutes in the run before Malik Hairston stopped the drought with his shot from the arc at the 2:53 mark.
The 7-foot Lopez made 10-of-20 shots to help Stanford outscore Oregon, 30-22, in points in the paint. He also had nine rebounds and two blocks.
Oregon (20-7, 8-7) continues to stumble after opening the season with an impressive 13-game winning streak, going 7-7 since with five of those losses coming in February.
Aaron Brooks had 25 points and seven rebounds and freshman Tajuan Porter added 20 for the Ducks, who shot 41 percent (26-of-63) from the field.
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