Freshman guard Daejon Davis, a graduate of Garfield High in Seattle, made two free throws with 10 seconds left to help Stanford edge Washington State 86-84. WSU stayed in the game by shooting 56.7 percent from the field.
STANFORD, Calif. – Freshman guard Daejon Davis, a graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle, drew a foul and made two free throws with 10 seconds left to help Stanford edge Washington State 86-84 in a Pac-12 basketball game Saturday.
“He did a lot nice things, but honestly it was not one of his better games,” Stanford coach Jerod Haase said of Davis. “But I wanted the ball in his hands and I wanted him to make a play.”
Reid Travis scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Cardinal (16-13 overall, 10-6 Pac-12), which has won three in a row. KZ Okpala added 20 points, one shy of his season high.
Robert Franks scored 19 points to lead the Cougars (11-17, 3-13), who have lost four straight to Stanford and 11 of 14 overall.
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Malachi Flynn and Drick Bernstine each added 16 points. Milan Acquaah had 10 points, all in the first half, for WSU.
Flynn’s three-point attempt just before the buzzer was short.
Franks dunked with 36 seconds left to tie the score at 84. Flynn led a WSU surge after the Cougars fell behind 69-55 midway through the second half.
The Cougars shot 56.7 percent from the field.
“The last four games, we’ve been a different team,” WSU coach Ernie Kent said. “We’ve played tough, we played smart.”