Pac-12: Oregon State edges Washington on late 3-pointer
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Stephen Thompson scored 18 points, including a winning 3-pointer just before the buzzer, as Oregon State defeated Washington 82-81 on Wednesday night at Corvallis, Oregon.
Oregon State inbounded the ball with 3.3 seconds left, trailing by two, as Thompson went the length of the court and heaved up a contested shot from the 3-point line. He appeared to shuffle his feet prior to the shot, but it was not called.
Drew Eubanks added 17 points with 13 rebounds, Gary Payton II had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, and Tres Tinkle scored 16 for the Beavers.
Thompson, a freshman, also gave the Beavers a 71-69 win against Utah on Feb. 4 when he was fouled on a half-court shot as time expired and made all three free throws.
Andrew Andrews scored 30 points and matched a career-high with six 3-pointers for the Huskies, who have lost five of their last six.
Colorado 75, (9) Arizona 72: Josh Scott scored a season-high 26 points and the Buffaloes overcame his two late turnovers to beat the Wildcats at Boulder, Colorado.
George King added 14 points and Josh Fortune had 13 for Colorado, which snapped a six-game losing streak to Arizona while securing its ninth 20-win season and fifth in six years.
Ryan Anderson had 19 points to lead Arizona, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. Allonzo Trier added 15 points.
Colorado had the 75-72 edge with 26 seconds left when Scott lost the ball driving in traffic. Arizona turned the ball back over, but then with 9 seconds left, Scott was called for traveling under defensive pressure.
Trier tried a 3-pointer at the buzzer but hit the back of the rim and missed.
After leading by four at the break, the Buffaloes moved in front 56-45 after Scott converted a three-point play with 14:21 left.
Arizona responded with a 9-3 burst to prevent the game from getting out of hand, but Colorado withstood the pressure, leaning on a series of driving layups by Scott to stay in front. His leaning layup with 3:32 remaining put the Buffaloes up by 10.
A basket by Kaleb Tarczewski and a 3-pointer by Gabe York pulled the Wildcats within 75-70 with 2:10 remaining. Tarczewski then threw down a two-handed dunk off an alley-oop pass from Kadeem Allen.
Arizona missed its first four 3-pointers and trailed 37-33 at the half.
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