Friday, May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Linkedin Pinterest

Goodwin lifts No. 20 USC over Washington State 63-61

Cougars had two missed shots in closing seconds

By
Published:
5 Photos
Southern California forward Chevez Goodwin shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Pullman, Wash.
Southern California forward Chevez Goodwin shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) Photo Gallery

PULLMAN — Chevez Goodwin sank a layup and a free throw with 16 seconds left to lift undefeated No. 20 Southern California to a 63-61 victory over Washington State on Saturday.

Goodwin led USC (8-0, 2-0 Pac-12) with 14 points and added five rebounds. Drew Peterson scored 13 points for the Trojans and Max Agbonkpolo scored nine points for the Trojans and had a key block with 6 seconds left.

Michael Flowers scored 13 points to lead Washington State (6-2, 1-1). Noah Williams finished with 12 points, but missed two field goal attempts in the closing seconds.

In a back-and-forth game, Southern California’s offensive efficiency (50% from the field) proved to be too much for the Cougars, who shot just 38%

TJ Bamba hit a go-ahead 3 to give the Cougars a 61-60 lead with 31.4 seconds left to go 3-for-3 from behind the arc.

Washington State made its first four field goal attempts to take an early lead, and led 32-30 at halftime despite going over seven minutes without a field goal.

BIG PICTURE

USC: The Trojans remain undefeated heading into a three-game homestand.

Washington State: The Cougars were undone by hitting only 22 of 58 field goals. But they made 8-of-20 3-pointers to keep it close.

UP NEXT

Washington State hosts South Dakota State next Saturday.

Support local journalism

Your tax-deductible donation to The Columbian’s Community Funded Journalism program will contribute to better local reporting on key issues, including homelessness, housing, transportation and the environment. Reporters will focus on narrative, investigative and data-driven storytelling.

Local journalism needs your help. It’s an essential part of a healthy community and a healthy democracy.

Community Funded Journalism logo
Loading...