UC Riverside 64, Washington St. 63

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 trailed by 14 with 7:05


Harrison Gaines had 13 points and Elliott Berry added 10 for

Riverside (2-4). The Highlanders had lost four straight.

After Riverside took its first lead on Gaines’ baseline runner,

DaVonte Lacy stole the ball from Martin at midcourt and completed a

three-point play with 35 seconds remaining to put Washington State

back in front, 63-62.

Brock Motum scored 15 points and Faisal Aden had 14 for the

Cougars (2-4), who made their first five shots for a 13-3 lead.