College Basketball: Stanford escapes with OT victory

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Robin Lopez hit a spinning layup with 12 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 14 Stanford to a 67-65 victory over No. 9 Washington State on Saturday.

Washington State had a chance to tie in the closing seconds when Taylor Rochestie took the inbound pass and drove the length of the floor. But his layup bounced off the rim and Stanford won its fifth consecutive game.

Brook Lopez and Lawrence Hill led Stanford (18-3, 7-2 Pac-10) with 18 points each.

Kyle Weaver, whose free throw sent the game into overtime, had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Washington State (17-4, 5-4).

Robin Lopez's basket lifted Stanford to a 66-63 lead. Weaver had a chance to tie the game with three free throws on the next possession, but missed the second one to leave the Cardinal with a 66-65 lead. Mitch Johnson made one of two free throws with 5.4 seconds left for the final score.

Stanford matched its win total for all of last season, and kept Washington State from climbing into second place in the Pac-10 behind UCLA.

Both teams froze at the free throw line in the closing minutes of regulation, with Washington State making only four of its last nine attempts and Stanford going 3-for-6.

No. 1 MEMPHIS 70, UTEP 64, at Memphis, Tenn. -- Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 24 points, and the Tigers (21-0, 7-0 Conference USA) remained the country's only undefeated team with a win over the Miners (13-7, 4-3).

No. 2 KANSAS 72, COLORADO 59, at Boulder, Colo. -- Darnell Jackson scored 18 points and the Jayhawks (21-1, 6-1 Big 12) overcame a poor start to turn back the Buffaloes' (9-12, 1-6) upset bid.

No. 3 DUKE 88, MIAMI 73, at Durham, N.C. -- DeMarcus Nelson scored 21 points to lead the Blue Devils (19-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their ninth consecutive win.

No. 5 UCLA 82, ARIZONA 60, at Los Angeles -- Freshman Kevin Love had 26 points and 11 rebounds for his 13th double-double and the Bruins (20-2, 8-1 Pac-10) beat the Wildcats (15-7, 5-4).

No. 21 ST. MARY'S 86, PORTLAND 49, at Moraga -- Ian O'Leary scored a season-high 20 points and the Gaels (18-3, 5-1 West Coast Conference) routed the Pilots (7-15, 1-5).


CAL 79, WASHINGTON 75, at Seattle -- Patrick Christopher's 3-pointer with 24 seconds left gave California the lead for good, Ryan Anderson scored 33 points, and the Golden Bears (13-7, 4-5 Pac-10) held off the Huskies (12-10, 3-5) to complete a sweep of the Washington schools.

USC 67, ARIZONA ST. 53, at Los Angeles -- Taj Gibson had 19 points and seven rebounds, O.J. Mayo also scored 19, and the Trojans (14-7, 5-4) beat the Sun Devils (14-7, 4-5).

OREGON 79, OREGON ST. 63, at Eugene, Ore. -- Tajuan Porter scored 23 points and made five 3-pointers to lead the Ducks (13-8, 4-5) past the Beavers (6-15, 0-9).

PACIFIC 72, UC DAVIS 67, at Davis -- Steffan Johnson scored 16 points as the Tigers (15-6, 6-2 Big West) beat the Aggies (8-13, 2-6).

NEW MEXICO ST. 83, SAN JOSE ST. 81, at San Jose -- Jonathan Gibson (19 points) scored the winning basket with two seconds left to lift the Aggies (12-12, 6-3 Western Athletic Conference) over the Spartans (10-11, 2-6).

GONZAGA 87, SANTA CLARA 82 (2OT), at Santa Clara -- Austin Daye scored 13 of his 22 points in overtime as the Bulldogs (17-5, 6-0 WCC) defeated the Broncos (11-10, 3-3).

Women's Top 25

No. 7 STANFORD 75, UCLA 62, at Stanford -- Candice Wiggins scored 31 points to boost her school-record total to 2,253 and the Cardinal (19-3, 9-2 Pac-10) completed a sweep of the Los Angeles schools with a victory over the Bruins (11-11, 6-5).

No. 10 CAL 60, USC 55 (OT), at Berkeley -- Devanei Hampton had 20 points and 15 rebounds, including the tiebreaking basket in overtime, and the Golden Bears (19-3, 10-1) held off the Trojans (13-9, 6-5) to complete their first four-game regular-season sweep against USC and UCLA. Former Davis High star Ashley Walker scored 11 points for Cal.