Bulldogs Top No. 23 Cardinal In Double Overtime, 90-86
Jan. 31, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -Jeremy Pargo scored 11 of his 23 points in the second overtime and also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, lifting Gonzaga to a thrilling 90-86 victory over No. 23 Stanford on Wednesday night.
Derek Raivio added six of his 21 points during the second OT after missing a tough shot at the end of the first extra period to win it. Anthony Goods swished a long 3 from about 26 feet out with 14 seconds left in the first OT to tie the game at 67 and extend the game further.
The Zags won their third straight and sixth in seven, spoiling the Cardinal's return to the rankings. Goods tried to keep Stanford close, hitting three straight 3s late in the second overtime on the way to 16 points.
But Stanford (14-6) missed too many key shots and free throws in the extra periods and had its three-game winning streak snapped only three nights after a thrilling 75-68 upset of No. 5 UCLA.
The Cardinal earned a spot in the poll for the first time since the 2005-06 preseason, and third-year coach Trent Johnson has a ranked team for the first time during his Stanford tenure. The Cardinal are in the regular-season poll for the first time since the team ended the 2003-04 season ranked No. 1.
Josh Heytvelt hit a key 3-pointer in the first overtime and finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Gonzaga (16-7).