Pohlen's Buzzer Beater Lifts Stanford Over Xavier, 55-53
March 29, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -Jeanette Pohlen drove the length of the court for the game-winning layin as the final buzzer sounded, lifting top-seeded Stanford past third-seeded Xavier 55-53 in the Sacramento Regional final Monday night for a third straight trip to the Final Four.
Xavier's Dee Dee Jernigan missed two wide-open layins in the closing 12 seconds that likely would have sent the Musketeers to San Antonio for their first Final Four.
The Cardinal's Kayla Pedersen inbounded the ball underneath Xavier's basket to Pohlen with less than five seconds left. Pohlen dribbled all the way for the winning shot. The play was briefly reviewed, then Stanford erupted in celebration once the officials ruled the basket good.