Final OT

Stanford 81

(7-7, 3-3 Pac-12)

Arizona 90

(11-6, 4-3 Pac-12)

    10:30 PM ET, January 19, 2006

    McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

    1 2 OT T
    STAN 35 38 881
    ARIZ 46 27 1790

    Top Performers

    Stanford: M. Haryasz 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Arizona: M. Williams 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Arizona 90, Stanford 81 (OT)

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- This looked more like Arizona basketball.

    Freshman Marcus Williams scored a season-high 22 points and Mustafa Shakur had 13 points and a career-high 12 assists, and the depleted Wildcats beat Stanford 90-81 in overtime Thursday night.

    The victory came despite the loss of two guards in two days -- and after the Wildcats (11-6, 4-3 Pac-10) had lost three of four in their worst six-game conference start in 21 years.

    "We had to come back home on a good note," Shakur said about dropping two games in Oregon last week. "It was so important to get back in a rhythm again."

    Williams, who was 9-of-13 from the field, made a driving layup to tie it at 73 in regulation, then broke a 77-77 tie with a three-point play with 2:26 left in overtime.

    "He just keeps getting better and better," coach Lute Olson said. "He has tremendous poise and confidence."

    Shakur, who had the most assists by an Arizona player since Luke Walton's 12 against Stanford on March 3, 2000, made it 83-79 with another three-point play after a spectacular spin move with 1:14 to go, and added four free throws down the stretch.

    Ivan Radenovic scored 18 points and Hassan Adams 17 for the Wildcats (11-6, 4-3 Pac-10).

    Stanford's Matt Haryasz had a career-high 25 points. The Cardinal (7-7, 3-3) also got 13 points from Laurence Hill and 12 each from Chris Hernandez and Dan Grunfeld, but couldn't keep their three-game winning streak intact or win on the road (0-5).

    "We played in one of the more hostile environments, so, yes, we played with toughness," Cardinal coach Trent Johnson said. "We were in the game."

    Arizona played without 13-game starter Chris Rodgers, demoted Saturday at Oregon and dismissed from the team Wednesday, and replacement Jawann McClellan, who tore a wrist ligament in that game and had surgery earlier Thursday.

    After the game, Olson spoke of a second chance for Rodgers, a senior and the consensus choice as Arizona's best defensive player.

    "The ball is in Chris' court," Olson said. "There are certain things he is going to have to do. If he does them, there is a chance he can come back."

    Inexperience nearly got the Wildcats in the second half, when the Cardinal shot 63.6 percent (14-of-22) and made five 3-pointers to rally from an 11-point halftime deficit and take a 63-62 lead on a Laurence Hill's 15-footer with 9:33 to play.

    Radenovic tied it with a free throw at the 8:05 mark, but then picked up his fourth foul blocking a shot by Taj Finger and came out of the game with 7:30 left.

    The lead changed hands or was tied eight times in regulation after that.

    "In the second half, we were very aggressive," Haryasz said. "We played real basketball. Arizona shot the ball well, and they have a lot to be proud of."

    Arizona got a lift from players who were on the floor because of the roster turmoil, and generated four 11-point leads in the first half, the last at 46-35 on a layup by Isaiah Fox, who had played in three of the last six games. He finished with six points after not scoring since Dec. 19.

    Fendi Onobun, pulled out of his redshirt season with 13 games to go, had six points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 81 90
    FG Made-Attempted 29-58 (.500) 32-71 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 19-24 (.792)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 11

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