Goods' Performance Good For A Cardinal Win
Jan. 13, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Anthony Goods hit a long 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left and matched his career high with 30 points, lifting Stanford to a thrilling 71-68 overtime victory over No. 22 Washington State on Saturday.
The Cougars' Kyle Weaver had 14 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 assists for what is believed to be Washington State's first triple-double in school history. He also had a career-high six steals and helped the Cougars force OT with a late rally.
Ivory Clark scored on a putback of Weaver's miss with 35 seconds left in extra time, then was fouled and missed the potential go-ahead free throw, giving Stanford (11-4, 3-2 Pac-10) the ball back with 29 seconds to play.
Goods shot over Clark for his fifth 3 of the game. Washington State then had 3.3 seconds to inbound the ball from the baseline and go the length of the floor, and Daven Harmeling missed from just past half-court at the buzzer.
The Cougars had a final chance in regulation, but Weaver couldn't control the ball and failed to get off a shot in the last 4.3 seconds. Weaver's triple-double is the first at Washington State since at least 1968-69. Some school records before then are incomplete.
Washington State (15-3, 4-2), which outscored Stanford 10-1 over the final 2:45 of regulation to force OT, had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Harmeling hit back-to-back 3-pointers that pulled the Cougars to 60-56 with 2:16 to play and Clark made a short jumper the next time down. Fred Washington blocked a shot by Weaver, then Washington State used a timeout and Clark dunked off an inbound from Weaver to tie it.
Stanford got the ball at midcourt with 35.7 seconds left and Goods missed.
The wide-open Pac-10 race certainly will see more wild games like this before season's end.
The Cougars, who won as a ranked team Thursday night at California for the first time since Feb. 23, 1980, missed a chance for their first road sweep of the Bay Area schools since the 1992-93 season.
Clark finished with 16 points and nine rebounds and Harmeling had 14 points for Washington State, which might have a tough time staying in the poll next week after this loss.
The Cardinal made it another nail-biter after a pair of one-point victories, at Virginia on Jan. 7 and a thrilling 78-77 win over Washington on Thursday night.
Stanford took its first lead of the second half on a pair of free throws by Goods with 12:55 left, then he hit a baseline jumper under pressure the next time down the floor for a 38-35 edge. Goods' baskets keyed an 8-0 run that put Stanford up 42-35 with 10:40 to play, causing first-year Washington State coach Tony Bennett to use a timeout.
Washington State had plenty to deal with facing Stanford's 7-foot freshman twins Brook and Robin Lopez, who started together for the third straight game. The Cougars turned to 6-10 Aron Baynes and 6-10 Robbie Cowgill to defend the Lopez brothers, and WSU had outscored the Cardinal 18-10 in the paint halfway through the second half.
The Cougars missed too many shots in crunch time and finished at 41 percent.
Stanford held a 45-36 advantage on the boards, including 23-13 in the first half - with the Lopez twins combining for 12 of those. But Washington State forced Stanford into nine turnovers to two for the Cougars.
New Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh sat courtside.