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Stanford forward Matt Haryasz pulls down a rebound in front of Oregon center Ray Schafer in the second half. 
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Stanford forward Matt Haryasz pulls down a rebound in front of Oregon center Ray Schafer in the second half. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
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Stanford has its swagger back.

Matt Haryasz had career highs of 20 points and 20 rebounds, and the surging Cardinal won their sixth straight game Saturday with an 88-69 victory over Oregon in Pacific-10 Conference play in Stanford, Calif.

Chris Hernandez added 19 points with four 3-pointers and five assists as the Cardinal (12-7, 6-3 Pac-10) improved to 6-1 at home with a rare dominant performance reminiscent of those they had last season. Dan Grunfeld had 14 points and five rebounds.

In the crazy Pac-10 Conference, Stanford moved within a game of first-place despite losing its first three conference games.

Malik Hairston had 19 points and seven rebounds for Oregon, which has lost four straight games and the last 19 meetings at Maples Pavilion, where the Ducks haven’t won since an 83-69 victory on Jan. 13, 1986 – before three of the current Oregon players were even born.

Aaron Brooks added 11 points off the bench for Oregon (11-7, 3-6). He didn’t start for the first time this season after coach Ernie Kent changed his lineup in an effort to get better results.

Stanford, the defending Pac-10 champion which has reached the NCAA Tournament’s second round or beyond the past 10 seasons, led by as many as 32 points.

Stanford 88, Oregon 69

Oregon (11-7, 3-6)—Hairston 9-12 0-1 19, Platt 2-4 0-0 4, Crosswhite 2-7 1-1 5, Taylor 1-11 0-0 2, Love 0-2 2-2 2, Brooks 4-10 1-2 11, Kent 2-3 1-1 5, Short 1-1 1-2 3, Leunen 0-0 0-0 0, Lincoln 0-1 0-0 0, Oguchi 5-11 1-2 12, Zahn 0-0 0-0 0, Schafer 3-6 0-1 6. Totals 29-68 7-12 69.

Stanford (12-7, 6-3)—Robinson 2-8 2-4 6, Haryasz 8-12 4-6 20, Little 4-8 2-3 10, Hernandez 7-11 1-1 19, Grunfeld 6-14 1-2 14, Finger 1-1 2-2 4, Haas 2-4 0-0 5, Washington 3-6 2-2 8, Prowitt 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 33-67 16-22 88.

Halftime—Stanford 51, Oregon 25. 3-point goals—Oregon 4-17 (Brooks 2-4, Hairston 1-3, Oguchi 1-2, Crosswhite 0-1, Taylor 0-2, Love 0-2), Stanford 6-16 (Hernandez 4-7, Grunfeld 1-3, Haas 1-3, Robinson 0-1, Little 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Oregon 34 (Hairston 7), Stanford 46 (Haryasz 20). Assists—Oregon 10 (Crosswhite 3), Stanford 14 (Hernandez 5). Total fouls—Oregon 20, Stanford 16. A—7,233.

UCLA 72, Southern Cal 69

Dijon Thompson scored eight of his 24 points in the final 4:45, and the Bruins rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat the Trojans, snapping a four-game losing streak to their crosstown rival.

Thompson, a senior who scored only 12 points combined in disappointing homecourt losses to Stanford and California in UCLA’s previous two games, made two free throws with 56.9 seconds left to snap a 69-69 tie.

After USC committed its 19th and final turnover, Thompson made another foul shot with 16.3 seconds remaining to complete the scoring.

Nick Young missed a 3-pointer that could have tied the game, and UCLA’s Jordan Farmar got the rebound. Farmar missed a foul shot with 5.5 seconds to play, but teammate Michael Fey got the rebound and time expired before the Trojans could foul him.

Josh Shipp had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bruins (11-6, 5-4).

Young equaled a career high with 22 points, and also had seven rebounds for USC (9-11, 2-7).

UCLA (11-6, 5-4) —Thompson 8-13 8-11 24, Shipp 4-9 2-4 13, Fey 0-3 1-2 1, Farmar 1-6 5-7 7, Afflalo 3-7 0-0 9, Hollins 0-0 0-0 0, Morrison 2-6 0-0 6, Mata 3-4 2-2 8, McKinney 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 22-50 20-28 72. Southern California (9-11, 2-7) —Curtis 1-1 0-0 2, McMillan 4-8 0-4 8, Young 8-12 3-5 22, Stewart 2-6 0-0 5, Pruitt 7-16 1-2 19, Guenther 4-7 0-1 8, O’Neil 1-6 0-0 2, D.Craven 1-2 1-1 3, E.Craven 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 5-13 69.

Halftime—Southern California 43, UCLA 25. 3-point goals—UCLA 8-17 (Afflalo 3-4, Shipp 3-6, Morrison 2-4, Thompson 0-1), Southern California 8-20 (Pruitt 4-8, Young 3-4, Stewart 1-3, Guenther 0-1, O’Neil 0-1, D.Craven 0-1, E.Craven 0-2). Fouled out—Guenther. Rebounds—UCLA 36 (Thompson, Shipp 7), Southern California 31 (McMillan, Young 7). Assists—UCLA 10 (Farmer 6), Southern California 12 (McMillan, Stewart, Pruitt 3). Total fouls—UCLA 16, Southern California 20. A—7,767.

California 91, Oregon St. 66

Rod Benson had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Dominic McGuire added 11 points and the Golden Bears (11-8, 4-5) scored 20 consecutive points in the first half of a victory over the Beavers (11-9, 3-6) in Berkeley, Calif.

Richard Midgley returned from a shoulder injury to score nine points in the highest-scoring performance of the season for Cal. They had little trouble beating Oregon State for the 14th straight time – the longest winning streak in the history of a series that dates to 1915.

Cal held the Beavers scoreless for more than 7 1/2 minutes in the first half.

Midgley, the Bears’ leading scorer, sat out the previous three games to rest his shoulder. He hit two 3-pointers as Cal swept its home games against the Oregon schools for the seventh straight year.

Oregon State (11-9, 3-6)—Hurd 1-3 0-0 3, DeWitz 3-10 3-4 9, Lucas 9-18 4-4 22, Stephens 3-7 0-0 9, Nash 1-1 0-0 3, Jones 1-1 0-2 2, Remmers 3-4 0-0 9, Fontenet 0-2 0-0 0, Hanchett 0-1 0-0 0, Cuic 0-6 2-3 2, Hooks 2-4 3-3 7, Jeffers 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 12-16 66.

California (11-8, 4-5)—Benson 10-16 2-3 22, McGuire 5-8 1-1 11, Paris 2-3 0-0 4, Ubaka 4-9 0-0 9, Smith 3-5 0-0 7, Panawek 0-1 0-0 0, Vierneisel 2-4 0-0 5, Midgley 2-5 3-4 9, Kately 4-7 0-0 8, Langford 3-5 0-0 6, Pribble 1-1 0-1 2, Hardin 3-4 2-2 8. Totals 39-68 8-11 91.

Halftime—California 44, Oregon State 27. 3-point goals—Oregon State 8-19 (Remmers 3-4, Stephens 3-7, Nash 1-1, Hurd 1-3, DeWitz 0-2, Fontenet 0-2), California 5-16 (Midgley 2-5, Smith 1-2, Vierneisel 1-3, Ubaka 1-4, Kately 0-1, Panawek 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Oregon State 31 (Lucas 10), California 36 (Benson 10). Assists—Oregon State 16 (DeWitz, Hurd, Nash, Stephens 3), California 25 (Smith 7). Total fouls—Oregon State 13, California 18. A—8,841.

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