Comeback Bid Falls Short, As Stanford Falls To Washington State 77-73
Jan. 16, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash.-- Klay Thompson scored 27 points and Washington State barely held on to beat Stanford 77-73 on Saturday.
Reggie Moore was 7-8 from the free-throw line in the final 50 seconds for Washington State (13-5, 3-3 Pac-10), which kept the Cardinal from culminating a furious comeback.
Trailing by as many as 21 points, Stanford (8-9, 2-3 Pac-10) climbed within two points on three occasions in the final minute. Jeremy Green scored 24 points for Stanford, including 12 in the final five minutes as the Cardinal erased a deficit that stood at 17 points with eight minutes remaining.
Landry Fields added 18 points and 10 rebounds in 37 minutes, notching his seventh double-double of the year.
Washington State bolted to a 46-26 halftime edge, shooting 53.3 percent in the first half compared to Stanford's 25.8 percent clip. The Cougars held their largest lead with 1:09 remaining in the opening stanza, following a jumper from Thompson to make it 44-23.
But Stanford cut the lead to 12 points early in the second half, and with under eight minutes remaining, Washington State's advantage was down to single-digits.
It became essentially a two-possession game the rest of the way, with Stanford carving the lead to 75-73 after a lay-up from Jarrett Mann with 16 seconds left to play.
Two final free throws from Moore iced the win.
Stanford is back in action next weekend, hosting the Oregon schools.
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NOTES: Stanford is now 0-6 on the road this year ... Jeremy Green registered his sixth 20-point game, scoring 24 points on 9-22 shooting with five three-pointers in 38 minutes. Green's first three-pointer at the 17:42 mark of the first half was his 47th of the season, matching his total from all of last year. Green is now 51-123 from beyond the arc, translating to 41.5 percent ... Jack Trotter added 12 points and has now scored in double-figures in three straight contests ... Andrew Zimmermann injured his left foot three minutes into the game and did not return ... Stanford placed at least four players in double-figures for the seventh time in 2009-10 ... The Cardinal was 16-18 from the foul line, including perfect outings from Landry Fields (5-5), Drew Shiller (4-4) and Jarrett Mann (2-2) ... Stanford was held to a season-low 35.3 percent from the field.
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