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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH LEADERS OF THE PAC Stanford point guard Chris Hernandez comes upwith a loose ball and races downcourt during the top-rankedCardinal's 73-60 win at UCLA last Saturday. Stanford improved to23-0 and clinched its fourth Pac-10 title in six years.