Clark’s Free Throws With 0.5 Left Give Utah Women 81-79 Win
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Tilar Clark made two free throws with 0.5 seconds left and Utah rallied to beat Washington State 81-79 on Sunday.
Clark was fouled after her second put-back attempt following a missed jumper by Emily Potter.
The Utes trailed 75-72 when Daneesha Provo, who led Utah with 22 points and nine rebounds, fouled out with 2:27 to go. But after Borislava Hristova scored for WSU, Megan Huff hit a 3-pointer, Potter converted a 3-point play to give the Utes their first lead since the opening seconds of the second quarter, and Erika Bean added a free throw for a 79-77 edge with 33 seconds left. WSU's Alexys Swedlund tied the game with two free throws with eight seconds remaining.
Huff finished with 14 points and Bean and Potter 11 each for Utah (12-3, 3-1 Pac-12).
Hristova scored 29 points for the Cougars (8-8, 1-3) with Swedlund adding 14.
Utah trimmed a 13-point lead in the third quarter to seven, 67-60, by the end of the period in which Provo scored 12 points. Potter tied the game with a putback with 7:37 remaining in the game before the Cougars went back up by five.
Utah made 22 of 24 free throws, making 17 straight before their first miss. The Utes outrebounded WSU 50-32 and had a 20-7 advantage in second-chance points.