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OSU Outlasts Stanford in OT – GoStanford.com

STANFORD, Calif.  (AP) – Sydney Wiese scored 26 points and No. 16 Oregon State beat No. 10 Stanford 72-69 in double overtime Sunday night in a battle of the Pac-12’s two remaining unbeaten teams, giving the Beavers their first victory at Maples Pavilion.
 
Oregon State (15-1, 4-0) was 0-29 previously on the road against the Cardinal (13-3, 3-1). The Beavers had dropped 30 of the previous 31 matchups overall in the series.
 
The Beavers never trailed in the second overtime, and Wiese’s 3-pointer with 1:28 left gave them command at 70-64. Stanford’s Erica McCall answered with a 3-pointer, but Stanford went inside to Nadia Fingall for a layup with 6.0 seconds left when the Cardinal needed three points to tie. Wiese then converted two free throws to cap the scoring.
 
Wiese appeared to score the winning basket on a drive with 11.1 seconds left in the first overtime. Gabriella Hanson pushed the Beavers’ lead to 63-61 by making the second of two free throws with 5.2 seconds left.
 
But McCall, who scored Stanford’s first eight points of overtime, converted a reverse layup with a second remaining, tying the score it 63 and forcing a second OT.
 
McCall finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, but shot just 7 for 21.
 
Stanford’s Brittany McPhee made a driving layup and was fouled with 9.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but missed the ensuing free throw that might have won the game. Oregon State then turned the ball before getting a shot off, forcing overtime.
 
Neither team executed well on offense through four quarters. Stanford shot 30.5 percent and Oregon Statewas only slightly better at 34.5 percent while committing 18 turnovers. The Beavers squandered a six-point lead in the final 5 minutes of regulation.
 
BIG PICTURE
 
The Beavers are 75 percent through an unprecedented stretch of four straight games against Top-25 opponents. They beat then-No. 9 Washington 73-70 and No. 20 Cal 66-56 before beating No. 10 Stanford. They play Friday at No. 9 UCLA, marking the first time the Beavers have tackled three straight ranked foes on the road.
 
Stanford’s long-time home dominance took a hit. The Cardinal lost just their fifth conference home game in 83 tries since 2007-08, and ninth home game overall in 152 outings over the past 10 years.
 
UP NEXT
 
Oregon State remains on the road for another week, beginning Friday against Pac-12 preseason favorite No. 7 UCLA.
 
Stanford plays Friday at Utah.
 

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