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.