No. 20 USC rallies to edge Washington State and remain unbeaten

No. 20 USC rallies to edge Washington State and remain unbeaten

Chevez Goodwin sank a layup and a free throw with 16 seconds left to lift undefeated No. 20 USC to a 63-61 victory over Washington State on Saturday.

Goodwin led USC (8-0, 2-0 Pac-12) with 14 points and added five rebounds. Drew Peterson scored 13 points for the Trojans and Max Agbonkpolo scored nine points for the Trojans and had a key block with six seconds left.

Michael Flowers scored 13 points to lead Washington State (6-2, 1-1). Noah Williams finished with 12 points, but missed two field-goal attempts in the closing seconds.

Advertisement

In a back-and-forth game, USC’s offensive efficiency (50% from the field) proved to be too much for the Cougars, who shot just 38%.

TJ Bamba hit a go-ahead three-pointer to give the Cougars a 61-60 lead with 31.4 seconds left to go before USC’s comeback.

Washington State made its first four field-goal attempts to take an early lead, and led 32-30 at halftime despite going more than seven minutes without a field goal.

Latest Category Posts