Feb. 10, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP and staff sources) - Kyle Dodd's 3-pointer with 9 seconds left in overtime lifted Arizona State to an 81-79 victory over Washington State on Thursday night, sending the Cougars to their 11th consecutive loss.
Washington State (5-14, 0-10 in Pacific 10) was double-teaming ASU's Eddie House in the final seconds. House, who led all scorers with 27 points, found the wide-open Dodd, whose basket gave ASU an 80-79 lead.
The Cougars turned the ball over on the ensuing possession and had to foul House. His free throw produced the final score. Cedric Clark missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Washington State.
The score was tied at 71 at the end of regulation
Arizona State (13-9, 5-5) got two free throws from Chad Prewitt, who finished with 16 points, and a basket by Donnell Knight to open the overtime for a 75-71 lead.
Washington State scored the next five points, on a basket and free throw by Chris Crosby and two free throws by Tyrone Evans.
Prewitt's basket gave ASU a 77-76 lead with 56 seconds left. Crosby, who finished with 20 points, hit a jumper to lift WSU back into a 78-77 lead.
Mike Bush's free throw gave WSU a 79-77 lead with 28 seconds left, setting the stage for Dodd's winner.
Arizona State jumped to a 40-31 lead at halftime, holding the Cougars to 31 percent shooting. Eddie Miller of Washington State was ejected in the first half for a flagrant foul, when he swung his elbow at ASU's Awvee Storey.
The Cougars sank 17 of 24 free throws in the second half to tie the game.
Jan-Michael Thomas led the Cougars with 21 points, while Bush finished with a career-high 20 and 10 rebounds. It was the second straight double-double for the WSU sophomore.
It was also the third consecutive overtime loss at home for the Cougars, a first for the University. Washington defeated WSU 74-68 in overtime Saturday and Oregon edged the Cougars 81-80 on Jan. 22.
Crosby came back to score 20 after being held to just one point Saturday versus Washington. The senior was hindered by a sprained ankle suffered the day prior to the UW game.
Clark had a career high with five assists.
Miller's ejection involved an incident with ASU's Awvee Storey. The two jostling with each other under the WSU basket and the pushing comtinued as the two went down the court. Storey than pushed Miller in the stomach and Miller retaliated with an elbow check that just missed Storey.
Miller's foul was called a "flagrant technical" by referee Steve Wilson. The resulting penalty was an immediate ejection for WSU's leading rebounder, but neither player was cited for fighting and Miller will not miss Saturday's game with Arizona.
WSU hosts the No. 7 Wildcats Saturday at 5:00 p.m.