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WSU beats BYU to reach NIT semifinals

Michael Flowers had 27 points as Washington State got past BYU 77-58 in the NIT quarterfinals

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Washington State center Dishon Jackson (21) goes up for a shot with BYU forward Fousseyni Traore (45) defending during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Provo, Utah.
Washington State center Dishon Jackson (21) goes up for a shot with BYU forward Fousseyni Traore (45) defending during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Provo, Utah. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News via AP) Photo Gallery

PROVO, Utah — Michael Flowers had 27 points as Washington State beat BYU 77-58 in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Wednesday night.

Dishon Jackson had 14 points for Washington State (22-14). Tyrell Roberts added 11 points.

Fousseyni Traore had 16 points and eight rebounds for BYU (24-11). Alex Barcello added 12 points and Caleb Lohner had 11 rebounds and five assists.

Next for Washington State is a semifinal matchup against Texas A&M on Tuesday at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Aggies beat Wake Forest 67-52 on Wednesday at College Station, Texas.

Xavier will play St. Bonaventure in the other semifinal on Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON STATE 77, BYU 58

WASHINGTON ST. (22-14) — Gueye 2-4 1-3 6, Abogidi 3-8 0-0 6, Bamba 0-3 2-2 2, Flowers 11-20 1-1 27, Roberts 3-9 2-2 11, Rodman 1-2 2-2 4, Jackson 7-9 0-2 14, Williams 2-7 2-3 7, Jakimovski 0-3 0-0 0, DeWolf 0-0 0-0 0, Burghardt 0-0 0-0 0, Rapp 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-66 10-15 77.

BYU (24-11) — George 3-7 0-1 7, Lohner 3-6 2-5 9, Traore 7-10 2-3 16, Barcello 5-14 1-2 12, Lucas 3-9 0-0 6, Johnson 0-2 2-2 2, Knell 0-3 0-0 0, Ally Atiki 0-1 2-2 2, Erickson 0-0 0-0 0, Stewart 1-1 0-0 2, Hansen 0-2 0-0 0, Brown 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-56 9-15 58.

Halftime—Washington St. 35-26.  3-Point Goals—Washington St. 9-27 (Flowers 4-10, Roberts 3-7, Gueye 1-2, Williams 1-3, Abogidi 0-1, Bamba 0-1, Rapp 0-1, Jakimovski 0-2), BYU 3-20 (George 1-4, Lohner 1-4, Barcello 1-5, Johnson 0-1, Lucas 0-1, Hansen 0-2, Knell 0-3). Fouled Out—Ally Atiki. Rebounds—Washington St. 33 (Rodman 8), BYU 34 (Lohner 11). Assists—Washington St. 11 (Flowers 5), BYU 12 (Lohner 5). Total Fouls—Washington St. 19, BYU 17. A—11,148 (19,000).

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