Washington State dropped another tough Pac-12 Conference contest in the final seconds Friday, falling 70-69 to Oregon at Beasley Coliseum.
PULLMAN – Washington State dropped another tough Pac-12 Conference contest in the final seconds Friday, falling 70-69 to Oregon at Beasley Coliseum.
WSU (13-9, 4-7 Pac-12) saw its go-ahead shot attempt rattle off the rim with six seconds remaining, allowing the Ducks (11-11, 4-7 Pac-12) to hang on and snap their three-game losing skid to the Cougars.
Junior guard Lia Galdeira led WSU with 20 points to go along with her six rebounds and four steals. Galdeira surpassed the 1,500 career-point mark on a jumper early in the second half, and finished the game with 1,509 career points, passing Jonni Gray for third place in WSU career scoring.
Galdeira raced the length of the floor and hit a jumper from the free-throw line that made it 70-69 Oregon with 11 seconds left. The Ducks nearly got whistled for a five-second call on the ensuing inbounds pass but got the pass off to guard Drea Toler, who got behind the defense. Toler went for a layup but was fouled by Brown with six seconds left. Oregon missed both free throws and Galdeira again raced down the court, driving into the lane and getting off a shot in traffic that glanced off the backboard and rim, and Oregon corralled the rebound.
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WSU fouled with 1.3 seconds left and Oregon sealed up the win after grabbing the rebound on the first missed free-throw attempt.