Fields paces Stanford to 84-69 win over Oregon
STANFORD – Jeremy Green figures he has the go-ahead to shoot once he crosses the half-court line. Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins just smiled and nodded in agreement.
Landry Fields scored a career-high 32 points and Green was 3 of 4 from long range en route to 25 points in leading Stanford to an 84-69 victory over Oregon on Saturday night.
“Coach hasn’t said anything yet,” Green said. “I just assume once I cross half court.”
Green normally wins the shooting contests held after practice and said he can make them from the opposite free throw line.
“Green was making some tough shots,” Oregon coach Ernie Kent said. “We have to get to him early. The game got away from us. We just have to get stops.”
Drew Shiller added 10 points for the Cardinal (10-9, 4-3 Pacific-10), who beat the Ducks for the 24th straight time at home. Oregon has not won in Stanford since January 1986.
Fields, second in the conference in scoring at 21.8 points, has scored at least 14 points in every game this season and reached 20 points for the 13th time. He also led Stanford with eight rebounds and five assists.
“He’s just a great player,” Dawkins said.
Tajuan Porter scored 16 points to lead Oregon (10-9, 2-5), which lost its fifth straight after a six-game winning streak. Malcolm Armstead had 12 points and Jeremy Jacob added 11.
“Porter can score as fast as any young man I’ve ever seen,” Dawkins said. “With him as a weapon they are capable of beating anybody.”
Stanford never trailed after the first minute of the game.
“In the first half I thought we did a good job defensively,” Dawkins said. “In the second half, we had a good start, gained some momentum and played consistently after that.”
Porter, who missed four games with an injury earlier in the season, struggled from the field until late in the game. He missed his first six shots and then made five of six to reach double figures for the first time in four games and for the 79th time in his career.
Porter made one of his previous 11 long-range shots before hitting three straight 3s in the closing minutes.
Stanford outscored Oregon 15-4 in the first six minutes of the second half to open a 20-point advantage. Fields and Green combined for 13 of those points.
“We always have good halftime talks because we know the second half is the time to finish the game,” Green said. “We want to come out even harder.”
Fields sank a leaning jumper in the lane in the closing seconds of the first half to give Stanford a 39-30 advantage into the break.