Stanford 103, Oregon State 101 4OT
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The numbers were mind-boggling – 171 field goal attempts, including 48 three-point tries, 14 ties, 13 lead changes, 108 rebounds and a total length of game of three hours and eight minutes – in the end Stanford outlasted Oregon State 103-101 in four overtimes in one of the most memorable games in the 63-year history of Gill Coliseum.
It was the first quadruple-overtime game in Oregon State history, as two other games had gone to three extra frames, and was the Beavers’ highest point total in a conference game since a 101-91 double-overtime victory over Oregon on Feb. 12, 1994.
“Well, that was one to remember, even though we didn’t win,” Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson said. “I couldn’t be happier with my team. I thought they fought hard. Tonight they realized that they can play with anybody in the country.”
The Beavers nearly won the game at the buzzer in the fourth extra period, but Roberto Nelson’s three-point shot bounced out and Stanford (13-3, 3-1 in Pac-12) went home earning a split on its trip to the Pacific Northwest. The Beavers (11-5, 1-3) also earned a split over the weekend after defeating California last Thursday.
“Well the play worked”, Robinson said of his team’s final 2.5 seconds of the fourth extra stanza. “It is just a lot to ask a kid to make a play like that at the end of a game. Even down to the last second, they executed what they should have executed, and the ball just didn’t go in. It was a really good look too.”
Stanford had opportunities to win the game in regulation, but a tip-in basket by Dwight Powell came split seconds after the final horn sounded. The Cardinal’s Anthony Brown missed a long three at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime and then Chasson Randle failed to convert a jumper at the end of the second overtime. The Beavers’ Ahmad Starks missed a game-winning jumper at the horn in the third overtime, setting up the wild final extra five minutes in which Stanford scored the first five points and then held on in the frenetic finish.
California 77, Oregon 60
The Ducks hosted a rare Sunday conference game against Cal, with the Golden Bears using an 18-3 second half run to seal a 77-60 win. Oregon falls to 2-2 in the conference; Cal improves to 3-1. Cal sophomore Aaron Crabbe finished with a career-high 26 points.
Women’s Basketball Scores
4 Stanford 67, Oregon State 60
California 90, Oregon 67