Weaver Puts On A Show, But No. 22 Cougars Fall 71-68 At Stanford
Jan. 13, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Weaver registered a triple-double -- nearly a quadruple-double -- but it wasn't enough for No. 22 Washington State to hold off Stanford in a 71-68 overtime thriller.
The Cougars' Weaver had 14 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 assists for what is believed to be Washington State's first triple-double in school history. He also had a career-high six steals and helped the Cougars force OT with a late rally.
Weaver's triple-double is the first at Washington State since at least 1968-69. Some school records before then are incomplete.
Ivory Clark scored on a putback of Weaver's miss with 35 seconds left in extra time, then was fouled and missed the potential go-ahead free throw, giving Stanford (11-4, 3-2 Pac-10) the ball back with 29 seconds to go.
Anthony Goods' shot over Clark for his fifth 3-pointer of the game. Washington State then had 3.3 seconds to inbound the ball from the baseline and go the length of the floor, and Daven Harmeling missed from just past half-court at the buzzer.
Goods scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Cardinal.
The Cougars had a final chance in regulation, but failed to get off a shot in the last 4.3 seconds.
Washington State (15-3, 4-2), which outscored Stanford 10-1 over the final 2:45 of regulation to force OT, had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Harmeling hit back-to-back 3-pointers that pulled the Cougars to 60-56 with 2:16 to play and Clark made a short jumper the next time down. Fred Washington blocked a shot by Weaver, then Washington State used a timeout and Clark dunked off an inbound from Weaver to tie it.
Stanford got the ball at midcourt with 35.7 seconds left and Goods missed.
Lawrence Hill added 15 points and nine rebounds, and Brook Lopez eight points and 10 boards as the Cardinal had their third straight narrow victory.
The wide-open Pac-10 race certainly will see more wild games like this before season's end.
The Cougars, who won as a ranked team Thursday night at California for the first time since Feb. 23, 1980, missed a chance for their first road sweep of the Bay Area schools since the 1992-93 season.
Clark finished with 16 points and nine rebounds and Harmeling had 14 points for Washington State, which might have a tough time staying in the poll next week after this loss.
The Cardinal made it another nail-biter after a pair of one-point victories, at Virginia on Jan. 7 and a thrilling 78-77 win over Washington on Thursday night.
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