Washington State loses to UC Riverside 64-63 in 76 Classic game | College basketball
Guard Phil Martin made a driving layup with 13 seconds left to help UC Riverside beat Washington State 64-63 in Sunday's seventh-place game of the 76 Classic.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Guard Phil Martin made a driving layup with 13 seconds left to help UC Riverside beat Washington State 64-63 in Sunday's seventh-place game of the 76 Classic.
Martin finished with 14 points, including nine straight during a key run in the second half. The Highlanders (2-4) trailed 56-42 with 7:05 remaining.
WSU (2-4) lost all three of its games in the tournament. It was the first time the Cougars went winless in an in-season tournament since the Sun Bowl Classic in El Paso, Texas, during the 1998-99 season.
Brock Motum had 15 points and led WSU in scoring for the fourth time this season. Faisal Aden added 14 points and Reggie Moore contributed 10 points and five assists.
WSU made its first five shots to build a 13-3 lead.
DaVonte Lacy's steal and three-point play with 35 seconds left gave WSU a 63-62 lead. Moore missed the team's last shot.
The Cougars shot 45.3 percent from the field, compared with 41.9 percent for UC Riverside. Motum had seven rebounds to help WSU to a 38-31 advantage on the boards.
The Highlanders made seven turnovers, compared with 12 for the Cougars.
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