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ARIZONA 79, OKLAHOMA ST. 78: Senior Salim Stoudamire, quiet early, takes control late and wins it with 2.8 left.
By BRIAN LANDMAN
Published March 25, 2005
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Arizona star senior guard Salim Stoudamire had been held in check for much of the game, barely even getting a decent look at the basket.
But Stoudamire showed All-America form in the waning minutes, scoring 10 of his 19 points, including a 15-foot jumper with 2.8 seconds left, to lead the Wildcats to a dramatic 79-78 win against Oklahoma State on Thursday night in the Chicago Region semifinals.
"I knew when it came down to crunch time, I was going to step up," Stoudamire said.
The No. 3-seeded Wildcats (29-6), the Pac-10 regular-season champions, face top-seeded Illinois on Saturday for a berth in the Final Four. The Wildcats beat the Illini in the 2001 region final en route to a runnerup finish.
"It was a heck of a basketball game," Arizona coach Lute Olson said. "If no one cared who won, I don't think it could get a whole lot better than that in terms of the intensity of both teams, the determination of both teams."
Stoudamire, unable to shake senior guard Daniel Bobik, seemed content to pass the ball for much of the night (he had seven assists) and watch as junior forward Hassan Adams (19 points), senior center Channing Frye (15) and sophomore forward Ivan Radenovic (13) carried the offense. He took just one shot in more than 15 minutes of the second half.
But No. 2-seeded Oklahoma State (26-7), the Big 12 tournament champion looking to reach the Final Four for a second straight season, seemingly had control of the game thanks to the play of Joey and Stephen Graham, the former Brandon High stars.
Joey bounced back from two subpar outings with 26 points, 17 in the second half. His twin scored inside, drew a foul and completed the three-point play to give the Cowboys a 69-65 lead with 4:49 left.
Then it was Stoudamire's time.
"No doubt about it. That's when Salim steps up," Adams said.
He hit his next four shots, including two 3-pointers, and assisted on a Frye basket. He and Frye also teamed on the winner as Stoudamire, working the clock, rolled around a screen by Frye to give himself a little space from Bobik and senior forward Terrence Crawford.
"We just wanted to make sure we had our two seniors who had been there, starters for four years, making that last decision," Olson said. "And Salim hit it."
Senior point guard John Lucas misfired on a last-second 3-pointer. "My heart just dropped," he said.
Appropriately enough, Stoudamire grabbed the rebound to end the game.