Randle lifts Stanford past Washington 68-60 in OT
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Chasson Randle saw 7-foot Robert Upshaw in his path and focused his eyes on the basket and taking it right into the big man's body.
Randle's driving layin with 2.2 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, Rosco Allen hit a key 3-pointer in OT after missing all six of his free throws during regulation, and Stanford spoiled No. 21 Washington's Bay Area trip with a 68-60 victory Sunday night.
''I just tried to get as much room as possible away from Upshaw,'' Randle said. ''It's your mindset, that attacking mindset. I just tried to get into his body and focus on the goal.''
The imposing Upshaw missed a pair of free throws for Washington (11-3, 0-2 Pac-12) with 40.2 seconds remaining in OT and the Huskies missed all three of their field-goal tries in the extra 5 minutes after a pair of 28-point halves by each team.
Anthony Brown made one of two free throws with 39 seconds to go on the way to 16 points and Nigel Williams-Goss immediately double-dribbled on the other end.
Randle made another layin with 9 seconds left and wound up with 24 points and became the school's career leader in 3-pointers.
''He finds a way around the basket to finish,'' coach Johnny Dawkins said. ''He showed it again tonight against one of the shot blockers in the country.''
Stanford (10-3, 2-0) won its fourth straight and held off another ranked team in overtime after a 74-71 win at then-No. 9 Texas on Dec. 23.
Williams-Goss missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 13.4 seconds left in regulation, giving Randle and Stanford another chance. Washington, which likely just played itself out of the Top 25 poll, went 14 of 19 from the line. The Huskies lost their third straight, including a home defeat to Stony Brook, following an 11-0 start.
''Tonight's game, we competed, we defended, we did a lot, a lot more things,'' coach Lorenzo Romar said. ''We played good enough to win. The other two games, we didn't play good enough to win. I don't count those two as being part of that. That was another team.''
Randle tied it on his record-setting 3-pointer with 8:49 remaining and scored seven straight points starting with that shot to keep the Cardinal. But they then missed nine of 11 shots the rest of the way.
Randle was even nursing a cold. No flu shot this year.
''I hate shots,'' he quipped. ''That might be my bad.''
Andrew Andrews scored 13 points, but Washington ultimately couldn't overcome a long cold spurt spanning halftime.
Upshaw had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Huskies, who were swept in the Bay Area after Friday's loss at California.
Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 10 of his 19 points in the opening 6 minutes to help Washington to an early lead, but picked up his third personal foul early in the second half.
Washington went 13 minutes, 38 seconds without a basket spanning halftime, going 0 for 15 from the field during the drought. The Huskies answered that funk with a 9-0 run to take the lead back.
Washington was held to one point over the final 5:14 of the first half and Allen's 3 with 8 seconds remaining sent the teams into halftime tied at 28.
After Quevyn Winters' basket at 9:53, the Huskies missed 12 straight field-goal tries to end the half.
Williams-Goss grabbed at his back early and briefly went to the locker room. He didn't score playing 16 minutes in the first half and finished with eight points, five assists and five turnovers.
COLLINS BROTHERS HONORED
Recently retired NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, was honored alongside twin brother, Jarron, as former Cardinal All-Americans as part of the program's 100-year milestone. Each received a commemorative game ball from athletic director Bernard Muir.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott also was in attendance.
Washington: Upshaw followed his five-block game at California on Friday with four more. He now has 64 blocks, three from tying the UW single-season record held by David Dixon and Christian Welp. Upshaw, who's from Fresno, had his mother and two sisters in the stands waving cutout placards of his face.
Stanford: Randle's tying 3-pointer made him the program's career leader for 3s with 242, passing Dion Cross (241 from 1992-96). ... The Cardinal are 3-10 against Washington under seventh-year coach Dawkins. ... Stanford freshman Reid Travis sat out his second straight game because of a stress fracture in his upper left leg that will sideline him indefinitely. He started the first 11 games.
Washington: Home against Washington State on Saturday night.
Stanford: At UCLA on Thursday night.