Cougars Fall to Cardinal in Overtime

Feb. 2, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Robin Lopez hit a spinning layup with 12 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 14 Stanford to a 67-65 victory over No. 9 Washington State on Saturday.

Washington State had a chance to tie in the closing seconds when Taylor Rochestie took the inbound pass and drove the length of the floor. But his layup bounced off the rim and Stanford won its fifth consecutive game.

Brook Lopez and Lawrence Hill led Stanford (18-3, 7-2 Pac-10) with 18 points each.

Kyle Weaver, whose free throw sent the game into overtime, had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Washington State (17-4, 5-4), which lost its second straight home game. The Cougars have lost four of their past seven overall.

Robin Lopez's basket lifted Stanford to a 66-63 lead. Weaver had a chance to tie the game with three free throws on the next possession, but missed the second one, to leave the Cardinal with a 66-65 lead. Mitch Johnson made one of two free throws with 5.4 seconds left for the final score.

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