OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The biggest shot of Casey Jacobsen's life clinched one of the biggest victories in Stanford's history.
Jacobsen banked in a jumper with 3.6 seconds left, and No. 3 Stanford made a 27-11 run to close an 84-83 victory over top-ranked Duke on Thursday night in the Pete Newell Challenge.
"Absolutely, it's the biggest thing I've ever done in basketball," said Jacobsen, who tied his career high with 26 points. "This is the kind of feeling that you hope you get when you go to Stanford."
More than two hours after sending Stanford to its first victory over a top-ranked team since 1988, Jacobsen was still getting accolades. As the sophomore guard packed his gym bag in a hallway at the Oakland Arena, fans and Stanford alumni approached to offer their congratulations.
"I took this game personal, because a lot of people on the East Coast hadn't seen me play since the North Carolina game," said Jacobsen, who missed 10 of 12 shots in Stanford's loss to the Tar Heels in the NCAA tournament.
"I just wanted to set the record straight about me. We don't get a chance to play a lot of East Coast teams, and we wanted everyone out there to know what Stanford basketball was all about."
The surprising victory was redemption for the Cardinal (9-0), who often feel overlooked despite their perennially high national ranking.
It was also a cautionary experience for the Blue Devils (10-1), whose seven-man rotation simply ran out of energy in the closing minutes. Duke shot 29 percent after halftime and had little of the defensive intensity that sparked the Blue Devils to a 15-point lead early in the second half.
Shane Battier and Jason Williams scored 26 points apiece for the Blue Devils, but after Battier and Carlos Boozer fouled out in the closing minutes, coach Mike Krzyzewski was forced to rely on reserves.
"If they would have a concern, it would be their depth," Stanford coach Mike Montgomery said of the Blue Devils. "They play such an athletic style. Fatigue certainly has to be an issue. Their pressure certainly wasn't as good in the second half."
Down 77-66 with four minutes to play, Stanford made an 13-2 run to tie it at 79 on Julius Barnes' layup with 1:09 left. Mike Dunleavy's leaner with 51 seconds left reclaimed the lead for Duke (10-1).
"We didn't convert our last few chances, and that put us in a position to lose," Krzyzewski said. "We came out ready to play, but we just missed at the end."
The Blue Devils led 83-82 when Dunleavy was fouled with 14 seconds left, but he missed two free throws to give Stanford one last shot. With calm and precision, Jacobsen came off a screen, drove the left side of the court and kissed a fallaway shot off the glass.
"We did everything we had to do until the last four minutes," said Dunleavy, who had 13 points. "I thought I'd make (the free throws), and we'd get out of here with a win."
Williams pushed the ball down the court, but missed a layup under pressure, and Nate James' follow shot came after the buzzer.
For most of the game, the Cardinal appeared to be on the verge of a blowout loss. The game was expected to be a matchup between Stanford's powerful inside game and Duke's up-tempo style, but the Blue Devils jumped to a big early lead, then continually threatened to pull away.
"We were kind of timid to start the game, and we shouldn't have been," Montgomery said. "I thought as the game went on, we got accustomed to playing at that level."
Jacobsen kept the Cardinal within striking distance by shooting 11-of-19 from the field.
Jason Collins had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford. His twin brother, Jarron, added 16 points as Stanford improved to 19-0 in games the twins have started together.
Newell, the 85-year-old coaching icon who led Cal to the 1959 NCAA title and coached the Olympic team in 1960, watched from courtside with Jerry West and Oscar Robertson. A few seats down the row, Tiger Woods cheered on the Cardinal with Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang.
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