ASU Hands Stanford OT Upset

Sun Devils blow lead but surge back for 72-68 win
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2008 4:53 AM CST
ASU Hands Stanford OT Upset
Stanford guard Anthony Goods, right, shoots over Arizona State guard Ty Abbott, left, in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)   (Associated Press)

No. 7 Stanford's seven-game win streak is over, and Arizona State's 4-0 overtime record intact, after an up-and-down 72-68 upset. James Harden had eight of the Sun Devils' 12 points in an overtime that wouldn't have happened if Stanford hadn't made a determined comeback in the second half, the Arizona Republic reports.

Harden finished with 23 points, including the final four of regulation, and his team outdid the Cardinal 16-14 on offensive rebounding, which for Stanford is usually a strength. "They beat us with what we beat teams with," said Brook Lopez, whose 30 points led his team. Lopez' twin brother Robin put up 15 points and 8 rebounds in the loss. (Read more NCAA basketball stories.)

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