Stanford got outhustled, outmuscled, outrebounded and outshot — and coach Trent Johnson could hardly believe his eyes. "Ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly,"...
STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford got outhustled, outmuscled, outrebounded and outshot — and coach Trent Johnson could hardly believe his eyes.
“Ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly,” the Cardinal coach said after his 13th-ranked team lost its opener 79-63 to UC-Irvine on Saturday. Coach Pat Douglass of the Anteaters (2-1) celebrated his 500th career victory.
Stanford’s Dan Grunfeld scored 29 points. The Cardinal played without starting forward Matt Haryasz, who sprained an ankle in practice Friday.
The last time UC-Irvine beat an opponent ranked higher than Stanford was March 11, 1988 — a 74-70 win over seventh-ranked UNLV.
WSU wins opener
PULLMAN — Washington State sophomore Josh Akognon scored a career-high 22 points in his first collegiate start to lead the Cougars past UC-Riverside 86-55 in the opener for both teams.
WSU’s Derrick Low collected 15 points, 11 assists and four steals before a crowd of 1,526 at Friel Court.
Other Top 25 men’s games
At No. 1 Duke 84, Davidson 55
J.J. Redick started a rally late in the first half and finished with 29 points, leading the Blue Devils (3-0) over the Wildcats (0-1).
At Hawaii 84, No. 4 Michigan St. 62
Matt Lojeski and Julian Sensley each scored 20 points for the Warriors (1-0) in a game that ended the Spartans’ streak of season-opening wins at 28. Four Michigan State players were affected by leg cramps.
Spartans coach Tom Izzo criticized Hawaii fans for booing injured Shannon Brown, who was taken off the court on a stretcher because of severe cramps.
At No. 6 Oklahoma 68, Samford 41
Kevin Bookout had 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Sooners (1-0) beat the Bulldogs (1-2).
At No. 7 Louisville 78, Tenn.-Martin 61
Juan Palacios contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals to victory in the opener for both teams. The win was the 450th at the college level for Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who also has coached at Boston University, Providence and Kentucky.
At No. 18 UCLA 56, Delaware St. 37
Cedric Bozeman scored 15 points and Arron Afflalo added 12 to help the Bruins (3-0) defeat the Hornets (0-1).
At No. 22 Nevada 82, Sacramento St. 74
Nick Fazekas scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Wolf Pack (1-0) beat the Hornets (1-2). Nevada’s Marcelus Kemp, who is from Garfield High School in Seattle, scored nine of his 15 points in the final 3:15.
Top 10 women
No. 6 Baylor 74, at Indiana 62
Sophia Young had 19 points and 16 rebounds, leading the defending NCAA champion Bears (3-0) over the Hoosiers (0-1).
No. 11 Stanford 69, Long Island 28
Brooke Smith scored 15 points to lead the Cardinal to a season-opening victory over the Blackbirds in the Subway Classic in Minneapolis. Stanford plays Minnesota today.