Mathurin, Brown Jr. Help Arizona beat Washington St. in 2OT

PULLMAN, Washington: Freshman Bennedict Mathurin had his first career double-double, Terrell Brown Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and Arizona beat Washington State 86-82 in double overtime on Saturday night .

Mathurin was 8 of 12 in shooting and finished with career highs 24 points and 11 rebounds and Brown scored 15 points. James Akinjo added 18 points, six assists and three steals and Azuolas Tubelis had 12 points and nine rebounds for Arizona (9-1, 3-1 Pac-12).

Washington State (9-1, 1-1) had won nine in a row since last season.

Brown’s 3-point pointer broke a tie at 81 and, after WSU’s Isaac Bonton went 1 of 2 from the free throw line, Mathurin hit two foul shots with nine seconds remaining.

Bonton led the Cougars with 25 points. Noah Williams scored 16 points, Andrej Jakimovski added 15 and Efe Abogidi had 12 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals before fouling about 30 seconds into first overtime.

WSU was outscored 25-19 at the foul line despite attempting five more free throws (37) than the Wildcats. The Cougars only made 5 of 14 from the strip after regulation.

Brown hit the short jumper to give Arizona a six-point lead with nine minutes left in regulation, but Bonton 12 points ahead of Abogidi’s layup, making it 70-all with 23 seconds in overtime. forced.

Brown’s layup with 12 seconds left in the first OT forced second overtime.

Washington State was with DJ Rodman, Volodymyr Markovetskyy, Ryan Rapp and Brandton Chatfield due to COVID-19[feminine[feminine protocol.


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