Worster scores 19, Utah outlasts Washington St. in overtime

Rollie Worster scored 19 points, including go-ahead free throws in overtime, and the Utes defeated the Cougars 67-65 in overtime on Sunday.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Rollie Worster scored 19 points including go-ahead free throws in overtime, Utah held Washington State to one point in a key second-half stretch, and the Utes defeated the Cougars 67-65 overtime on Sunday.

A dunk by TJ Bamba gave WSU a 58-52 lead, with 2:56 remaining the rule. The Cougars struggled to finish it, only getting a free throw from Justin Powell for a 59-56 lead with 14 seconds left. With six seconds left, Utah’s Marco Anthony scored in the paint, pulled a foul and converted the free throw to send the game into overtime.

Washington State didn’t score another goal until Powell’s 3-pointer, leaving 2:07 in overtime. His 3 drew the Cougars within 65-62 and they tied it at 65 when DJ Rodman made three free throws with 30 seconds left. Worster made two free throws for a 67-65 lead by 25 seconds, then WSU missed a couple of sideline chances as time was running out.

Anthony had 13 points, Madsen 11 and Lazar Stefanovic 10 for the Utes.

Mouhamed Gueye had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Washington State. Bamba scored 14 and Powell, who made only 2 of 12 3-pointers, had 11.

The Cougars opened the second half with a 15-6 run and took a 40-39 lead after a 3-pointer from Bamba, leaving 11-57 in regulation. It was the Cougars’ only 3 mark in their first 11 tries of the second half, unusual since Washington State is seventh in the country and first in Pac-12 shooting of 42.1% from beyond the arc. Washington State was 4 for 30 from long range.

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Emma Bowman

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