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Remy Martin leads Arizona St. to OT win over Washington St.

Field Level Media
28 Feb 2021, 14:55 GMT+10

Remy Martin scored a game-high 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime, as Arizona State defeated Washington State 77-74 Saturday in a Pacific-12 Conference game in Tempe, Ariz.

Kimani Lawrence scored 14 points, Jalen Graham added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Jaelen House scored all 10 of his points in the second half for the Sun Devils (10-11 overall, 7-8 Pac-12), who won their third consecutive game.

Aljaz Kunc and Noah Williams each scored 15 points for the Cougars (14-12, 7-12), who suffered their second straight loss. Williams fouled out with 43 seconds remaining in regulation.

Martin, who had a season-high 31 points in an 80-72 victory Thursday against Washington, entered the weekend leading the Pac-12 with 21.2 points per game.

Seeking to become the first Sun Devils player to finish the season atop the conference since James Harden in 2008-09, Martin made two 3-pointers and added two assists on Arizona State's 10 points in overtime.

Arizona State used a 14-0 run over a span of 6 1/2 minutes midway through the second half to overcome a five-point deficit.

Martin sparked the run with two free throws and a jumper, Alonzo Verge Jr. made a layup to give the Sun Devils a 48-47 lead, House had a layup and a 3-pointer and Holland Woods made three free throws to cap the run with 7:24 left.

The Cougars tied it on Williams' jumper with 1:07 remaining before the teams traded free throws in the final minute to send the game to overtime.

Martin's 3-pointer gave the Sun Devils a 12-2 lead with 17:11 left in the first half.

The Cougars clawed their way back to take a 34-31 lead on DJ Rodman's 3-pointer with 1:12 left in the half, before Verge answered with a trey with 52 seconds remaining to tie the score 34-34 at the intermission.

Cougars point guard Isaac Bonton missed his third game in the past four after rolling both ankles in a Feb. 13 game against USC. Bonton returned for Thursday's 69-53 loss at Arizona but clearly wasn't 100 percent, as he scored just three points on 1-for-5 shooting and committed three turnovers in 19 minutes.

--Field Level Media

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