Stanford Has the Goods in Win Over Cal

79-69 win puts Cardinal in close 2nd; Bears' NCAA hopes quashed
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2008 2:31 AM CST
Stanford's Robin Lopez goes up for a shot over California's Eric Vierneisel, left, and Patrick Christopher (23) during the first half of a college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Stanford, Calif....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Anthony Goods finally burst out of his slump (no more than seven points in the last seven games) to surge to a 20-point game in Stanford's 79-69 defeat of Cal. The Golden Bears had a struggling star of their own to contend with, as Ryan Anderson couldn't find the basket in the first half, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Anderson finished with 13 points on 2-for-13 field goal shooting, as Stanford's Robin Lopez stuck on him while racking up 11 points of his own. Lopez' twin, Brook, added 15 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, and Mitch Johnson threw in 11 more. Stanford still sits one game behind UCLA in the Pac-10, with four to play.