No. 9 Stanford Holds On to Defeat No. 10 ASU in Overtime, 73-65
Jan. 27, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -Candice Wiggins scored 10 of her season-high 30 points in overtime and No. 9 Stanford stayed unbeaten in the Pac-10, extending its winning streak to 16 games with a 73-65 victory over No. 10 Arizona State on Saturday.
The Cardinal (18-3 overall, 11-0 Pac-10) snapped the Sun Devils' 22-game conference home winning streak, but it was a struggle.
Stanford dominated the overtime 14-6 despite losing front-line players Jayne Appel and Brooke Smith to fouls late in regulation.
Wiggins, Pac-10 player of the year the last two seasons, made a pair of jumpers and all six of her free throws in overtime. Appel added 17 points in Stanford's 14th Pac-10 win in a row, dating to last season.
Danielle Orsillo scored 15, Reagan Pariseau 11 and Briann January 10 for the Sun Devils (19-3, 9-2), who shot a season-low 33 percent (22-for-66). Aubree Johnson added eight points and a career-high 13 rebounds. After going 4-for-5 in the first half, January was 0-for-7 in the second.
The Cardinal swept the regular-season series with the Sun Devils for the second time in three years.
Stanford led most of the second half, but never by more than six before the overtime.
Appel made both on a one-and-one free throw situation to put the Cardinal ahead 50-46 with 8:17 to play. But Arizona State went on an 8-2 run to take the lead 54-52 on Orsillo's 10-footer in the lane with 4:40 left.
Appel, a 6-foot-4 freshman, scored the next five points to put Stanford on top 57-54, but consecutive turnovers by Wiggins and Cissy Pierce gave Arizona State its chance.
After Smith's fifth foul, January made both of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with 1:54 remaining to give the Sun Devils a 58-57 lead, then after Pierce threw the ball away, Appel drew her fifth foul and sent Emily Westerberg to the line.
Westerberg made one of two to put ASU up 59-57, but Wiggins' 10-footer from the baseline tied it at 59 with 54.7 seconds left in regulation.
Neither team could score in regulation after that. Wiggins' 10-footer sailed over the rim, then Jillian Harmon missed a 15-foot jumper. January's driving layup try was blocked just before the regulation ended.
Pierce's inside basket put Stanford ahead for good 63-61 with 4:01 left in overtime. Wiggins scored the next six on a 16-footer from the baseline, a 10-footer and two free throws, giving Stanford a 69-61 lead 1:02 from the finish.
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