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Cats win Thriller in Overtime, 90-81
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 20, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Freshman Marcus Williams scored a season-high 22 points and Mustafa Shakur had 13 points and a career-high 12 assists, lifting depleted Arizona to a 90-81 win over Stanford in overtime Thursday night.

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.

Shakur made it 83-79 with another three-point play after a spectacular spin move with 1:14 to go, and had four free throws down the stretch.

Ivan Radenovic scored 18 points and Hassan Adams 17 for the Wildcats (11-6, 4-3 Pac-10), who had lost three of four coming in.

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).

The Wildcats played without 13-game starter Chris Rodgers, demoted Saturday at Oregon and dismissed from the team Wednesday, and Jawann McClellan. McClellan, who started instead of Rodgers in the 73-68 loss to the Ducks, tore a wrist ligament in that game and had surgery earlier Thursday.

Inexperience nearly got them in the second half, when the Cardinals 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.

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.

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