Washington State Tops Stanford, 55-54
Jan. 10, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. -- There is a little life left in Washington State, thanks to a pair of electric freshman and a crafty senior.
Freshman Klay Thompson ignited the Cougars' second-half rally. Senior Taylor Rochestie hit a running 10-footer with 17 seconds left. And freshman DeAngelo Casto stuffed Anthony Goods' layup attempt with 7 seconds left as Washington State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-54 win over Stanford on Saturday night.
Down 11 late in the first half, Washington State (9-6, 1-2 Pac-10) charged into the lead early in the second half thanks to its energetic freshmen -- Thompson and Casto -- then rode the experience of Rochestie in the final minutes to win at home for the first time since Dec. 2. Rochestie finished with 21 points.