FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Lawrence Hill scored 17 points, including
decisive free throws with 14.7 seconds left, as Stanford defeated
Fresno State 69-67 on Tuesday night, handing the Bulldogs their
first home loss.
Fred Washington added 12 points and nine rebounds for Stanford.
Robin Lopez and Brook Lopez, the Cardinal's 7-foot freshman twins,
had 10 points apiece in their Fresno homecoming.Dominic McGuire scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 13
rebounds for Fresno State.Stanford improved to 7-2 in non-conference play. Fresno State
dipped to 9-2, disappointing a record crowd of 15,423 at the 3-year
old Save Mart Center.After calling timeout, the Bulldogs failed to get off a shot in
the closing seconds. Ja'Vance Coleman had the ball knocked out of
bounds with 0.1 seconds left, and Shawn Taylor couldn't convert an
awkward tip-in at the buzzer.Quinton Hosley added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Fresno State
before fouling out.Stanford led throughout the game before Kevin Bell's 3-pointer
with 13:03 left put the Bulldogs ahead 44-43.There were six ties and two lead changes in the final 7:49.
Fresno State led by as many as three points before Anthony Goods'
3-pointer tied the game at 56 with 6:53 left, and Stanford never
trailed from there.Down by as many as seven points, the Bulldogs rallied to tie the
score in the final minute, thanks to Kevin Bell's layup following a
steal and three straight points by McGuire.With 15 seconds left, McGuire made the first of two free throws
to force another tie at 67.After McGuire missed his second attempt, the referees called
Hosley for a foul trying to get the offensive rebound. Hill then
made both free throws facing a raucous Fresno State student section
to ice the game.Mitch Johnson added nine points and 10 assists for Stanford,
which got 12 points off its bench compared to zero for Fresno
State. Bell, the Cardinal's other point guard, had 11 points, five
assists and three steals.The Lopez twins, who starred at Fresno's Memorial High School,
were greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos from their hometown