Green scores 27 in Stanford's Pac-10 hoops loss


Jeremy Green continued his sharpshooting ways, scoring a season-high 27 points but it wasn't quite enough as the Stanford men's basketball team dropped a 69-65 decision to visiting UCLA Thursday night.

Anthony Brown added 15 points for the Cardinal (6-8, 13-12) which fell into a seventh-place tie with California in the Pac-10 standings with four conference games remaining.

"You're not going to win a game like this unless you play the full 40 minutes," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "We didn't deserve it based on our performance. I thought we did a good job at times, but we just didn't do it consistently."

Stanford hosts USC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in its final Pac-10 home contest. The Trojans moved ahead of Stanford by virtue of their victory over the Bears on Thursday.

Green hit five 3-pointers, moving into sole possession of third place on Stanford's all-time list of made 3-pointers. He has 209, surpassing Anthony Goods' mark of 206.

"I wasn't thinking about that so much. I was thinking about just trying to get stops and keep cutting the lead," Green said. "I was trying to make plays to keep our team in the game, but I didn't make enough plays. I had a chance to close it out at the end, but I turned it over and missed a shot, so that's on me."

Green, Brown and John Gage all hit 3-pointers in the final five minutes to help the Cardinal overcome a 13-point deficit and cut the Bruins' lead to 66-62 with 1:12 remaining to play. Stanford never got any closer.

Green's a great player. I think he might be one of the most underrated players in the country," UCLA coach Ben Howland said. "That jump shot of his is lethal. I also thought Anthony Brown was really good for them. He's really growing up in a hurry."

Men's volleyball

Stanford dropped a 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 decision to host USC in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action Thursday night.

Spencer McLachlin recorded 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .364 and Brad Lawson had 10 kills for the Cardinal (6-4, 9-4).

Stanford plays at Pepperdine, where it hasn't won in 13 matches since 1997, Saturday with a 7 p.m. scheduled first serve.

Stanford remains in fourth place in the MPSF, but fell two matches behind first-place USC, which had big margins in blocks (8.5 to 1.0), aces (7 to 0) and digs (38 to 30) in a match that lasted a tidy 71 minutes.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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