Cardinal Nips Cougars In Overtime

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Stanford's Matt Lottich scored 17 points Thursdaynight as the Cardinal rallied for a 73-68 overtime victory against WashingtonState.

Stanford (12-4, 3-1 Pac-10) trailed 14-2 after five minutes, 40-26 at thehalf and 44-33 early in the second half before scoring 18 unanswered points.

Washington State (5-9, 0-5) came back to take small leads during most of thefinal six minutes, but the score was tied at 61 at the end of regulation afterWSU's Chris Schlatter missed the first of two free throws with 3.1 secondsleft.

Schlatter had 17 points for the Cougars, who have lost 13 in a row toStanford.

Julius Barnes, Stanford's only senior regular and the team leader with 14points per game, scored eight of his 16 points in the final 6:20. His 3-pointerwith 23.8 seconds left in regulation gave the Cardinal a 61-60 lead, and hesank 3 of 4 free throws in overtime.

Barnes also played strong defense down the stretch against rival point guardMarcus Moore, who started the night as the Pac-10's leading scorer with 21points per game. Moore, playing on an injured ankle, scored all seven of hispoints in the first half. He went 3-for-14 from the field, including 0-for-7after the first half.

The Cougars missed 6 of 12 free throws, including 3 of 6 in overtime.Stanford, last in the Pac-10 in free-throw shooting percentage coming into thegame at 63 percent, made 18 of 27 free throws (72.7 percent).

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