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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

WSU falls to Arizona in double-overtime

 

January 7, 2021

Garth Meyer | Whitman County Gazette

WSU senior guard Isaac Bonton drives the baseline in the first half as teammate Andrej Jakimovski reacts. Bonton led all scorers with 25 points in the game. Below, second-year WSU coach Kyle Smith addresses his team Jan. 2.

PULLMAN - What would decide a double-overtime game between two PAC-12 early season contenders last Saturday night in Pullman?

A ball thrown off an opponent's thigh to save a possession? A tip-away steal on the dribble in the last minute of regulation? The lingering effect of a technical foul on WSU coach Kyle Smith an hour earlier?

None of the above – it was a banked-in three-pointer from the top of the key, Arizona winning 86-82.

The silence that followed in the no-fans-allowed Beasley Coliseum was expected, if not loaded.

"It's tough, we're not satisfied right now, at all," said WSU sen...



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