MALIBU, Calif. – Lorne Jackson made back-to-back 3-pointers down the stretch in regulation and added the winning basket with 12 seconds to play in overtime as Pepperdine knocked off Washington State, 58-56, Friday night.
Jackson’s layup in overtime put the Waves (1-2) up 57-56, and Jordan Baker added a free throw after Washington State turned the ball over on its final possession.
The Cougars (2-1) went scoreless for the final 5:25 of regulation – missing four shots and committing four turnovers – as Pepperdine rallied from a 50-42 deficit behind Jackson’s 3-pointers and a layup from Stacy Davis with 24 seconds remaining that tied it.
Jackson had 15 points, Davis 14 and Baker 13 for Pepperdine.
Brock Motum led Washington State with 15 points. Royce Woolridge added 11 points and Mike Ladd had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
It was the Cougars’ first loss to a West Coast Conference school not named Gonzaga since a loss to Saint Mary’s in the 2009 NIT. … Ladd had his first double-double with WSU. … D.J. Shelton made the first 3-pointer of his college career for WSU. He finished with five points. … Motum needs 14 points to reach 1,000 for his career at WSU.