Stanford Holds Off Pacific, 67-61
Kris Weems scored 18 points, including a pair of free throws in the late going, and No. 9 Stanford defeated Pacific, 67-61, Friday night at Palo Alto, Calif., for its 15th consecutive win at home.
Michael Olowokandi had a career-high 26 points for Pacific and outplayed his 7-foot counterpart, Tim Young, who finished with 12 points. Both centers finished the game on the bench--Young fouled out with 2:53 remaining and Olowokandi fouled out with 1:18 left.
Arthur Lee added 11 points for Stanford (7-0), which beat Pacific (8-4) for a 14th straight time.
No. 19 Princeton 69, No. 23 Wake Forest 64--Mitch Henderson scored on a backdoor cut with 32 seconds left--the Tigers’ only field goal over the final four minutes--and Princeton was able to hold off the Demon Deacons at East Rutherford, N.J., in the Jimmy V Classic.
After Wake Forest (6-3) closed within two points, Henderson took a pass from reserve center Mason Rocca and converted the layup that gave the Tigers (8-1) some breathing room.
Greg Buckner scored 20 points and Clemson (7-3) blew a 16-point second-half lead before coming back to beat Seton Hall (4-5), 62-59, in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic. . . . Guard Jeremy Veal broke a tie by making a 12-foot baseline jumper with seven seconds remaining, lifting Arizona State (7-3) to an 83-81 victory over Texas A&M; (5-3) at Tempe, Ariz.