November 29, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) DaVonte Lacy scored 26 of his 31 points after halftime as Washington State beat Missouri State 89-84 in the fourth-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday.

Washington State (3-3) took an 83-78 lead on a 6-0 run capped by Ike Iroegbu's scooping layup with 1:35 left in overtime.

Dorrian Williams made two free throws to get Missouri State (3-3) within 83-82 with 26 seconds left, but Lacy made all six free throws from there to keep the Cougars in front.

WSU trailed 45-33 at halftime and never led in the second, but tied the Bears twice late in regulation. Que Johnson's 3-pointer with 30.8 seconds left sent the game to overtime at 74-all.

Iroegbu had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists and Johnson scored 10. Josh Hawkinson and Ny Redding added 11 apiece.

Camyn Boone led the Bears with 19 points and Marcus Marshall and Loomis Gerring each added 18 points. Austin Ruder scored 14 and Williams 13.

Williams twice cut the deficit to one in the final 30 seconds of overtime, but missed a layup in heavy traffic with 10 seconds left and Lacy put the Cougars up five with his final pair of free throws.

After MSU took a 49-35 lead early in the second half, Lacy made a jumper and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to spark an 8-0 run that pulled Washington State within six. Ruder's 3-pointer for the Bears with 15:34 left stopped the run, but Lacy quickly answered with another 3 and the Cougars stayed within eight from there.

Missouri State held at least a four-point advantage until Hawkinson's three-point play brought Washington State within 71-69 with 2:39 left in regulation. Johnson made a pair of free throws 29 seconds later for the first second-half tie.

Marshall made a 3-pointer from the corner to put the Bears up 74-71 with 1:52 left in the half and both teams went scoreless until Johnson's 3-pointer tied the game again.

Johnson also opened the scoring in overtime with a three-point play and Iroegbu put the Cougs in front for good at 79-78 on a layup with 2:53 to go.

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TIP-INS

Missouri State: G Marcus Marshall returned to action after missing the two first two games of the tournament with a strained quad. Despite being one of the nation's leading scorers at 26 points per game, Marshall entered the game as a substitute in both the first and second half. ... The Bears had been 17-2 the last two seasons when leading at half before allowing the Cougars to come back Saturday.

Washington State: G DaVonte Lacy's 31 points were a season high and the third 30-plus point game of his career. ... WSU coach Ernie Kent put five guards on the court at times late in the game. Kent said he hoped it would ''disrupt (Missouri State's) rhythm.''

PLAYING WITH FOUL TROUBLE

G Que Johnson had four fouls and two points when he entered the game with about 5 minutes left in regulation. He scored eight key points before fouling out with 1:24 left in overtime.

UP NEXT

Missouri State: Hosts Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday.

Washington State: Hosts Idaho on Wednesday.

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