Jan. 8, 2012
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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Chasson Randle's layup with 37 seconds left in the fourth overtime provided the winning points Saturday in Stanford's 103-101 win against Oregon State.
Randle had a game-high 24 points for Stanford (13-3, 3-1), which avoided a conference road sweep after losing two days earlier at Oregon. An off-balance 3-pointer by Oregon State's Roberto Nelson that would have won the game was off the mark. Nelson and Jared Cunningham had 19 points apiece for Oregon State (11-5, 1-3).
Stanford led 100-95 after Randle scored the first five points of the fourth overtime. The Cardinal didn't give up the lead again.
Stanford's Josh Owens appeared to have won the game at the end of regulation with his put-back at the buzzer, but game officials huddled in front of a television monitor and decided his shot came with no time left.
Oregon State's Angus Brandt missed two free throws with 24 seconds left in regulation.
Randle had a chance to win the game in the second overtime, but his short jumper was blocked by Oregon State's Eric Moreland just before the buzzer.
Stanford's Anthony Brown tied the game on a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the third overtime. Oregon State missed two shots - both from the outside - in the closing seconds of that extra period.
Cunningham's two free throws with one minute left in the fourth overtime closed Stanford's lead to 100-99. Randle's layup made it a three-point game, and Nelson made 2 of 3 foul shots after being fouled on a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left.
Both teams had six players score in double figures. Aaron Bright had 18 points and six assists for Stanford. Joe Burton had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon State.
Stanford had three players foul out while Oregon State had none.
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NOTES: The quadruple-overtime game is the longest in both Stanford and Oregon State history ... The numbers were mind-boggling: 171 field goal attempts, 48 three-point tries, 54 fouls, 41 assists, 14 ties, 13 lead changes, 108 rebounds and a total game length of three hours and eight minutes ... Entering Saturday's game, Josh Huestis owned Stanford's only double-double of the year, tallying 10 points and 11 rebounds against Fresno State back on Nov. 14. On Saturday, Josh Owens finished with 16 points and 11 boards while Dwight Powell contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds ... Stanford reached the 100-point plateau for the first time since Dec. 28, 2008, in a 111-66 blowout of Texas Tech ... Stanford's 13 three-pointers were the most since finishing 13-25 from beyond the arc last February against Oregon State ... The Cardinal finished with 54 rebounds (23 offensive, 31 defensive), its best total since grabbing 50 in a win over Arizona back on Mar. 13, 2008 ... Oregon State became the first opposing team to record at least 50 rebounds since Dec. 15, 2001, when Texas hauled down 52 boards ... This might be the game that jumpstarts Dwight Powell, who energized Stanford with his play off the bench. Powell finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds while making 5-11 from the field in 38 minutes. Over the previous five games combined leading into Saturday, Powell had totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 6-15 from the field ... Six players scored in double figures for Stanford, the first time that has happened since six players accomplished the feat in a 99-69 victory over Florida A&M on Nov. 21, 2009 ... Jarrett Mann and John Gage received starting nods, as head coach Johnny Dawkins employed his sixth different lineup of the season ... Stanford and Oregon State have matched up 10 times since the start of the 2008-09 campaign, with both teams winning five games during that stretch ... Six Oregon State players scored in double figures, the most for a Stanford opponent since seven UCLA players accomplished the feat on Mar. 4, 2000 ... Prior to Saturday, the last time two opposing players recorded a double-double in the same game was Jan. 30, 2010, when Ty Abbott finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and Derek Glasser ended with 12 points and 10 assists.
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Stanford Head Coach Johnny Dawkins
On the game...
"I think it was just a great game by both teams. Give them (Oregon State) a lot of credit. They are a very good basketball team. It took a big effort from us to have a chance to win that game. I was really proud of our guys."
On the play of Chasson Randle...
"It was a good opportunity to take a look a take a step back and see what is going on with the players. We believe in him and tonight he was a good contributor."
On winning a four-overtime win...
"It feels good that we won the game. We have to keep it in perspective and that it is a Pac-12 win and we have to keep building, keep trying to get better."
On feeling that the game kept going over and over...
"It was just one of those games, like I said, both teams built. It came down to a few plays at the very end. I am very proud of the efforts from our team and how we bounced back from the other night."
Freshman guard Chasson Randle
On hitting an important shot in the fourth overtime...
"I was just trying to help my team win the game. Guys found me at the right spot, got me open looks and they went down."
On having the game go extra time...
"It was a lot of fun. Honestly, I think we could have kept playing. We didn't have guys that were too tired."
Sophomore forward Dwight Powell
On the win...
"Every win is one more notch on the "W" column. Especially coming in here and fighting for that long and being able to win that game at the end of the day is a great feeling."
On having the game continue...
"We weren't trying to lose. If it wasn't going to be over, we would continue playing. We were going to wait until we won, however long it took."
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OREGON STATE QUOTES
Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson
"Well, that was one to remember there, even though we didn't win. I couldn't be happier with my team. I thought they fought hard. I thought that tonight they realized that they can play with anybody in the country."
On how the team will benefit from this game...
"I think that what can help the team is, if you look at how they could have easily been out of this game, and they didn't let that happen. You never know if things like that will help you in the future, but I believe they do. I try to get that across to those guys. This isn't the time to point out every single mistake because that wouldn't do us any good. It was really impressive that after the mistakes we made, that we kept fighting and kept fighting. I am really proud of them."
On how the team is feeling after the fourth overtime...
"They were exhausted, but both teams were. Stanford did a terrific job and they made a few more game-winning plays than we did. The effort was there from us. Even down to the last play where we could have easily lost our heads and fouled before trying to get the steal, and what happens, we get the steal. That is just effort. It is just too bad that we couldn't cash in on it. It was very exhausting to watch. This was a players' game. All I was doing was making subs and giving them suggestions on what to do, and these guys just went out and laid it all out there."
On Stanford's offensive rebounding...
"If you want to really take a look at some of the things we could have done better, I think that one or two more offensive rebounds at the right time could have been a completely different result. But, same goes for them. This was a four-overtime game, so it wasn't just one thing. You can look at the offensive rebounds, but you could look at our points in the paint and use that as a trade off. There were so many moving parts that I don't want our guys feeling bad about anything other than the fact that we lost the game."
Sophomore guard Roberto Nelson
On having a lot of missed opportunities...
"It was tough. Every time we felt like we had something going, Stanford did a good job of coming back down and hitting big shots and answer back at us. It was kind of tough; we knew we couldn't take our four-point lead for granted. They played a great game and hit big shots. When it came down to the course they made the big shots."
Junior forward Joe Burton
On fatigue being a factor in the end and the last play...
"It kind of played a factor. We train for that, so I mean we were tired but we know how to play through that. I guess it just got the best of us."
On Stanford's length and size down low...
"It was kind of tough but any player has to adjust to it. I think we did a good job with adjusting to the size and the paint didn't get packed up. It just didn't fall our way tonight."