Derrick Low scored 14 points and Kyle Weaver made two key defensive plays in the final seconds Saturday to lift Washington State to a 58-57...
The Associated Press
PULLMAN — Derrick Low scored 14 points and Kyle Weaver made two key defensive plays in the final seconds Saturday to lift Washington State to a 58-57 victory over Kansas State.
Weaver stole the ball from Lance Harris with about 7 seconds left. Weaver missed both free throws after being fouled with 5.7 seconds to go, but Weaver blocked Harris’ three-point field-goal attempt from the right corner just before the final horn.
Weaver scored 12 points for the Cougars (4-1). Kansas State’s Cartier Martin led all players with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Harris scored eight of his 12 points in the final 3:08 for the Wildcats (4-1).
Washington State led most of the way, but three points or fewer separated the teams most of the game. There were seven ties and eight lead changes, and the Cougars missed all three of their free throws after Martin converted a three-point play to end the scoring with 24 seconds left.
The Wildcats were held to season lows for points, field-goal shooting percentage (37.7) and free-throw shooting percentage (53.3).
At Houston 69, No. 15 Arizona 65
Oliver Lafayette scored 28 points and the Cougars recorded their second straight upset of a Top 25 team, beating the Wildcats.
Jahmar Thorpe added 13 points and Lanny Smith had 11 assists for Houston (3-1), which beat No. 25 LSU 84-83 on Tuesday. The Wildcats (2-3) were the highest-ranked team to lose to Houston since the Cougars upset third-ranked Memphis 69-67 in 1996.
Hassan Adams came back from an early benching to score 21 for the sloppy Wildcats, who committed 21 turnovers and shot 35 percent (22 of 63).
Arizona trailed by 15 in the second half, then surged back to 68-65 heading into the final seconds.
Georgetown 71, at Oregon 57
EUGENE, Ore — Ashanti Cook scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Hoyas to a victory against the Ducks in the Hispanic College Fund Classic.
Cook, a senior guard, made 8 of 10 shots from the field.
Roy Hibbert added 16 points and Brandon Bowman 13 points for the Hoyas, who were playing the Ducks for the first time in school history.
Georgetown (3-1) survived a rough start to take a 28-23 halftime lead. The Hoyas trailed 12-4 seven minutes into the game after missing five of their first seven shots to go with six turnovers.
Malik Hairston scored 17 for the Ducks (4-2). Aaron Brooks, a Franklin High graduate, added 13 points.
At Oregon State 69, UNLV 63
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Marcel Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Beavers to a win over the Runnin’ Rebels.
Oregon State overcame a 22-point first-half deficit and forced UNLV into a 4-for-31 shooting performance in the second half.
Nick DeWitz added 14 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots for Oregon State (2-2). Louis Amundson had 15 points and 17 rebounds for UNLV (2-3).
At California 89, Akron 75
Leon Powe scored 26 points, leading the Golden Bears (5-1) to their fifth straight victory.
DeVon Hardin added 18 points for California, and Richard Midgley and Ayinde Ubaka each had 15.
Rob Preston scored 18 for the Zips (2-1).
At USC 74, Brigham Young 68
Gabriel Pruitt scored 17 points, and the Trojans (4-2) defeated the Cougars.
Nick Young added 14 points for USC and former Rainier Beach star Lodrick Stewart had 12 points.
Trent Plaisted scored 20 points for BYU (3-2).