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Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2004 11:05 PM EST
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(1) Stanford 76, Oregon 55

PALO ALTO, California (Ticker) -- Josh Childress and top-ranked Stanford had significantly less trouble with Pac-10 Conference rival Oregon this time.

Childress collected 29 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as the Cardinal remained undefeated with a 76-55 rout of the Ducks, extending their school-record winning streak to 25 games.

Making his second career start, Joe Kirchofer added 13 points and 10 rebounds - both career highs - in his final home game for Stanford (25-0, 16-0 Pac-10), which capped the third perfect home season in the 36-year history of Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal went 14-0 here this season.

"I'm thrilled to finish up the home schedule with a win," Stanford coach Mike Montgomery said. "We won the Pac-10 last week on the road, but this was great to win before the home fans and thanks them. They have been so supportive."

The arena is set to undergo a $30 million renovation beginning Monday, and the Cardinal will move into a new Maples Pavilion in time for conference play next January.

On January 31, the Cardinal staged an improbable rally from a 19-point second-half deficit to beat Oregon in Eugene, 83-80.

This time, Stanford held a 13-12 lead before closing the first half on a 28-12 run to open up a 41-24 cushion. The Cardinal were not threatened after the break.

Stanford needs road victories at Washington State and Washington next week to cap a perfect regular season. Second-ranked St. Joseph's also is trying to complete the first undefeated regular season since Nevada-Las Vegas in 1991.

The Cardinal have not lost to Oregon at Maples Pavilion since the 1986-87 season, a span of 18 games.

Luke Jackson scored 18 points and freshman Aaron Brooks added 17 for Oregon (12-11, 7-9), which has lost 14 of the last 16 meetings between the teams.

Stanford, which shot 45 percent (26-of-58), limited Oregon to just 31 percent from the floor (19-of-61).

"I feel real good about our effort," Montgomery said. "It started Thursday with our defense against Oregon State. We don't dominate people physically, so we have to play great defense."

The Cardinal, who held the Ducks without a point for nearly the first 6 1/2 minutes, jumped out to a 13-0 lead on a 3-pointer by Chris Hernandez with 13:54 left before the Ducks pulled within 13-12 on a layup by Mitch Platt just under three minutes later.


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