PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Rollie Worster scored 19 points, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, Utah held Washington State to one point over a key stretch of the second half, and the Utes defeated the Cougars 67-65 in overtime on Sunday.
A dunk by TJ Bamba gave WSU a 58-52 lead with 2:56 remaining in regulation. The Cougars had trouble closing it out, getting only one free throw from Justin Powell for a 59-56 lead with 14 seconds remaining. With six seconds left, Utah's Marco Anthony scored in the paint, drew a foul and converted the free throw to send the game to overtime.
Washington State did not score again until Powell's 3-pointer with 2:07 remaining 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 with 25 seconds left then WSU missed a couple of chances at the rim as time ran out.