Marquette edges Washington
Jae Crowder hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 6.3 seconds to play and No. 11 Marquette beat Washington 79-77 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday night.
Darius Johnson-Odom had 23 points to lead the Golden Eagles (8-0) in an up-and-down game that saw 15 lead changes and four ties over the final 12 minutes.
Crowder, who finished with 18 points, hit his only 3-pointer of the game in four attempts 9 seconds after Terrence Ross had given the Huskies (4-3) a 77-76 lead.
Washington had a chance at one more lead change, but Abdul Gaddy’s long jumper at the buzzer was well off the mark.
• Whitworth senior Felix Friedt was named the Northwest Conference Athlete of the Week for Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.
Friedt averaged 19 points and 8.5 rebounds in two Pirates wins.
Washington State outside hitter Meagan Ganzer was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Pacific Region Team.
Ganzer led the Cougars with a 4.88 kills-per-set average, which was tops in the Pac-12 and fifth best nationally.
Ganzer was also sixth in the country with a 5.38 point-per-set average.
Idaho’s Allison Walker was given honorable mention.