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Welp Paces Washington, 68-55; Arizona St. Wins in Overtime

From Times Wire Services

Chris Welp scored 8 of his 19 points during a 22-3 Washington burst midway through the second half to lead the Huskies to a 68-55 Pac-10 victory over Washington State Saturday night at Seattle.

Shag Williams added seven points during the rally as Washington State lost its eighth straight games.

The Huskies’ surge turned a 40-34 deficit into a 56-43 lead with eight minutes left.

Detlef Schrempf finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists, and Paul Fortier added 12 points for Washington, 19-8 overall and 10-5 in the Pac-10.

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Washington State, 11-14 and 3-12, was led by Joe Wallace with 17 points and Otis Jennings with 14.

Washington’s Marv Harshman, the winningest active coach in college basketball, was honored at halftime as more than 200 of his former players from Pacific Lutheran, Washington State and Washington attended the game.

Harshman, 67, is retiring after this season, his 40th as a head college basketball coach. He was presented with a new pickup truck as a retirement gift from his former players.

Arizona State 65, Oregon 64--Ron Singleton hit a 20-foot jumper with no time remaining in overtime to give the Sun Devils the win at Tempe, Ariz.

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Oregon had taken a 64-63 lead with seven seconds left on an eight-foot jumper by Chris Harper after Oregon’s Anthony Taylor intercepted an errant pass by Bobby Thompson.

Singleton had connected on a 15-foot jumper with 1:17 left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

The victory raised Arizona State to 12-14 overall and 7-9 in the Pac-10. Oregon dropped to 13-14 and 6-8.

Jim Deines led Arizona State with 15 points and 9 rebounds, and Chris Sandle added 11 points and Billy Jordan 7. Blair Rasmussen had 25 points and 9 rebounds, and Harper scored 14 points for Oregon.

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