Washington State beats Stanford, 89-88

Washington State guard DeVante' Lacy dives for a loose ball during the Cougars' 89-88 win over Saturday over the Stanford Cardinal. Lacy finished with 25 points and four rebounds in the victory.
(Gary Breedlove / Associated Press )

Ny Redding sank two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to lift Washington State to an 89-88 win over Stanford on Saturday in Pac-12 basketball.

Chasson Randle scored 33 points in a losing cause for Stanford (15-6, 6-3 Pac-12), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

DaVonte Lacy scored 25 points for Washington State (10-11, 4-5), which had a four-game losing streak snapped. Four other players scored in double figures for the Cougars.

Stanford shot just 42.9% in the second half to allow the Cougars to maintain the one-point lead they had at halftime. Washington State shot 60.0% in the second half and 55% for the game.


The teams combined for 76 free throws in a foul-plagued game.

Two free throws by Josh Hawkinson and a long jumper by Lacy gave Washington State a 78-70 lead with 3:32 left.

Stanford’s Rosco Allen hit a three-pointer and Anthony Brown sank a pair of free throws to cut the Cougars’ lead to 84-83 with 46 seconds left.

Lacy hit one of two free throws for a two-point lead with 36 seconds left.

Allen missed from close range and Ike Iroegbu of Washington State was fouled on the rebound. He made both free throws for an 87-83 Cougars lead with 18 seconds left.

Randle missed on a drive, but Stanford got the ball back on a jump ball. Stefan Nastic scored to cut the Cougars’ lead to 87-85.

Redding was fouled on the inbounds play and sank both free throws for an 89-85 lead with 5.5 seconds left.

Dorian Pickens hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for the final score.


In the first, Stanford made three three-point baskets in jumping to a 17-5 lead.

Robert Cartwright’s three-pointer, fifth in six attempts for Stanford, pushed the Cardinal lead to 27-14.

Stanford cooled off and Washington State went on a 17-3 run, with seven points by Que Johnson, to take a 37-36 lead on Lacy’s three-pointer. The Cardinal was held without a field goal for more than five minutes.

Washington State led, 42-41, at halftime, behind 12 points by Johnson.