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Stanford survives big scare

Matt Lottich's desperation 3-pointer gave top-ranked and undefeated Stanford another buzzer-beating victory, 63-61, over Washington State last night at Pullman, Wash.

The Cardinal (26-0, 17-0 Pacific-10) rallied in the final 20 seconds, with Lottich's long 3-pointer coming off a wild scramble in front of the Stanford bench.

Washington State led, 61-56, with 25 seconds left before Dan Grunfeld cut it to a point with a rare 4-point play, hitting a long 3-pointer from the corner and making a free throw.

Stanford needs to beat Washington tomorrow to complete the first 18-0 season in Pac-10 conference history.DePaul 68, Cincinnati 65 -- Drake Diener and Delonte Holland scored 17 points each and Quemont Greer had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Blue Demons to the upset over the No. 13 Bearcats at Rosemont, Ill. The loss could be a costly one for Cincinnati, which came into the game tied with No. 20 Memphis for the lead in Conference USA. The Bearcats (20-6, 11-4) play Memphis tomorrow in the regular-season finale.

Notre Dame 61, Georgetown 48 -- Chris Thomas scored 19 points, Chris Quinn added 18, and the Irish held the Hoyas to 28 percent shooting in South Bend, Ind. The 48 points were the fewest ever allowed by the Irish (15-11, 8-7) in a Big East game, breaking the mark of 51 set in an 11-point victory over Seton Hall in 2002.

Northeast-10 -- UMass-Lowell got 24 points from Stacey Moragne and 19 from conference Player of the Year Elad Inbar to beat Bryant, 68-47, at Lowell and advance to the tournament final . . . Despite Sean Cooke's game-high 23 points, Southern New Hampshire (22-7) beat Bentley, 75-61, in the other semifinal at Manchester, N.H.NCAA Division 3 -- Andreas Pope led five scorers in double figures as Plymouth State beat Castleton State, 75-57, in a first-round game at Plymouth, N.H. Pope had 19 points and Anthony Oglesby had a double-double (14 points, 14 rebounds) for the Panthers (24-5). Sean Manovill led Castleton State (16-13) with 19 points while Bill Jones had 12 . . . Ifesinachi Anosike scored 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in leading host Salem State to a 94-80 win over Johnson & Wales. The Wildcats' Rohan Russell led all scorers with 45 points on 13-for-37 shooting from the field (8 for 20 from 3-point range) and 11 for 11 from the free throw line . . . CJ Enere had 20 points in leading Babson to a 66-56 win over Endicott at Beverly . . . Tyler Rhoten had 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead Trinity (22-4) past Lasell, 72-66, at Hartford.Women's basketballLouisiana Tech 82, Rice 70 -- Erica Smith-Taylor scored 21 points to lead the seventh-ranked Lady Techsters (23-2, 16-1) at Ruston, La., giving them a one-game lead over the Owls in the Western Athletic Conference.Big Ten -- Janel McCarville had 15 points and 11 rebounds, leading 18th-ranked Minnesota over Northwestern, 68-47, in the first round of the conference tournament at Indianapolis. Minnesota (21-7) faces No. 22 Ohio State in tonight's quarterfinals.SEC -- Alexis Kendrick scored 20 points and Jessica Pierce added 16 as the No. 20 Lady Bulldogs topped South Carolina, 73-42, in the first round of the conference tournament at Nashville.Metro Atlantic -- Manhattan advanced to the second round with a 66-56 overtime victory over Fairfield at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y. Rosalee Mason had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winners.Men's hockeyMerrimack 3, UMass-Lowell 3 -- Jim Healey made 48 saves, 21 in the final period, as the Warriors tied the River Hawks in Lowell.Women's hockeyUNH 5, Boston College 2 -- Rebecca Paul and Jaime VanMassenhove each had a goal and an assist to lead the seventh-ranked Wildcats (20-8-4, 15-1-2 Hockey East) at Conte Forum.

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