Thursday , Feb , 01 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Gonzaga beats Stanford in double-OT

Palo Alto, CA (Sports Network) – Jeremy Pargo scored a game-high 23 points,
with 11 coming in the second overtime, as Gonzaga outlasted 23rd-ranked
Stanford, 90-86, in a tough non-conference matchup at Maples Pavilion.

Pargo shot 7-of-13 from the floor and 9-of-13 from the charity stripe, and
also scored the first seven points of the second overtime as the Bulldogs
(16-7) won their fourth straight. The team has also won seven of eight

With the game tied at 67-67, Pargo made good on three layups and a free throw
as the Bulldogs jumped on top 76-69.

Brook Lopez then hit both of his shots from the charity stripe for Stanford,
but Derek Raivio’s jumper at the other end made it 78-71 with 1:59 remaining.

Pargo’s jumper with 54 seconds to play put Gonzaga back on top by eight, and a
pair of free throws by Raivio upped the lead to 10.

Stanford fought back, however, as a couple of three-pointers by Taj Finger and
Anthony Goods sandwiched a pair of David Pendergraft free throws to make it
86-81 with 26 seconds left.

Goods hit one more trey down the stretch, but Stanford couldn’t climb out of a
four-point hole with just nine ticks remaining, and Raivio put the nail in the
coffin with a pair of shots from the charity stripe.

Raivio finished with 21 points, while Pendergraft added 14. Josh Heytvelt also
donated 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Matt Bouldin chipped in with 10 points
for Gonzaga.

Lawrence Hill had a team-high 22 points for Stanford (14-6), which had a
three-game winning streak halted. Lopez scored 20 points and had 12 boards,
while Goods donated 16 points.

Stanford led 19-5 just a tick shy of six minutes into the game.

Gonzaga tried to climb back into the contest, chipping away at the deficit on
a pair from the charity stripe by Pargo.

Both teams then combined for nine missed buckets over the next three minutes,
until Pargo hit back-to-back layups to cut the Stanford lead to 19-11 at

The Cardinal offense went cold over the next 5:29, as the squad missed seven
consecutive shots. It was the chance the Bulldogs needed, as they pulled
within five, 27-22, on Raivio’s trey at 4:00.

Stanford led 32-27 at the half, but Gonzaga came out firing in the second
half, as Sean Mallon’s layup started a 6-0 run, capped by Raivio’s jumper to
put the ‘Zags up 33-32.

Hill’s jumper briefly interrupted the spurt, but an 11-2 rally by Gonzaga
followed, as the team opened a 44-36 margin at 14:30.

The Cardinal stormed back on a 12-3 run, capped by Lopez’s reverse layup at
9:47, to take a 48-47 lead. Bouldin quickly countered with a pair of free
throws to put Gonzaga back on top and the teams traded the next few buckets.

It remained tight until the end of regulation. Pargo then made one-of-two from
the charity stripe to tie things up at 59-59 with just 58 seconds remaining.

Lopez missed a jumper for Stanford, as his shot bounced off the rim, while
Pargo’s jumper sailed over the net to send the game into the extra session.

Goods hit a pair of free throws to make it a two-point game, 66-64, with 27
ticks remaining in the first OT. Bouldin then made 1-of-2 from the line before
Goods’ three-pointer tied the game to send it into double overtime.

Game Notes

Gonzaga leads the all-time series with Stanford, 4-2…Hill had 14 of his 22
points in the first half…Gonzaga shot 40 percent from the floor, while
Stanford converted 42.3 percent of its shots…The Cardinal won the battle of
the boards, 50-44…Fred Washington and Robin Lopez both finished with eight
points for Stanford…The attendance was 7,178.