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Washington St defeats Colorado 73-69 behind Flynn's 30

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Malachi Flynn scored a career high 30 points and Washington State rallied late to defeat Colorado 73-69 on Thursday night to end a seven-game losing streak.

The Cougars (10-16, 2-11 Pac-12) trailed for most of the second half, but Flynn proved to be clutch.

Flynn scored 21 points in the second half and made back-to-back buckets with 1:10 remaining to put the Cougs up 68-66. Colorado's McKinley Wright answered with a 3-point play but Flynn was fouled driving to the basket and his free throws gave WSU the lead for good.

''I think my teammates helped me get into a rhythm. `V' (Viont'e Daniels) found me early in the first half, got me going a little bit,'' Flynn said. ''They set great screens and I just attacked off of them and got good looks.''

Robert Franks added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars. Franks knocked down a tough jumper in the lane with 3:38 remaining giving the Cougars their first lead of the second half. Franks also stepped to the line and made two free throws with 27 seconds remaining to put the Cougars up three.

''I think it is the first time all year in conference play that we held a team under 70 points and held a team under 40 percent shooting from the field,'' WSU coach Ernie Kent said. ''I thought our defense made the difference in the game, we were outstanding. On a night where we did not shoot the ball well, did not shoot free throws well, but our defense was really really good.''

Dallas Walton scored 16 points with 14 of them coming in the second half for Colorado (15-11, 7-7 Pac-12). Despite his early scoring in the second half, Walton disappeared in the last five minutes of the game. Wright scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Wright also made two acrobatic layups in the last 1:30.

BIG PICTURE

Colorado: After winning their last three games in conference play, the Buffaloes lose an important game in a close Pac-12 conference race.

Washington State: The Cougars get a much needed win for a team on the ropes.

UP NEXT

Colorado: The Buffaloes play at Washington on Saturday.

Washington State: The Cougars host Utah on Saturday

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Key Players
M. Wright IV
M. Flynn
32.8 Min. Per Game 32.8
14.6 Pts. Per Game 14.6
4.3 Ast. Per Game 4.3
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
44.6 Field Goal % 41.0
30.7 Three Point % 33.2
77.3 Free Throw % 82.1
  Defensive rebound by Washington State 1.0
  McKinley Wright IV missed 3-pt. jump shot 2.0
+ 1 Malachi Flynn made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
  Malachi Flynn missed 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on Dominique Collier 5.0
  Defensive rebound by Robert Franks 5.0
  George King missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  Offensive rebound by Dominique Collier 14.0
  Dominique Collier missed 3-pt. jump shot 16.0
+ 1 Robert Franks made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Robert Franks made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
Team Stats
Points 69 73
Field Goals 20-51 (39.2%) 25-62 (40.3%)
3-Pointers 3-18 (16.7%) 7-29 (24.1%)
Free Throws 26-35 (74.3%) 16-23 (69.6%)
Total Rebounds 39 33
Offensive 10 9
Defensive 26 19
Team 3 5
Assists 10 9
Steals 2 8
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 13 7
Fouls 18 24
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 6 REB
30 PTS, 5 REB
12T
away team logo Colorado 15-11 294069
home team logo Wash. State 10-15 304373
Team Stats
away team logo Colorado 15-11 84.3 PPG 44.7 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo Wash. State 10-15 83.5 PPG 40.3 RPG 18.0 APG
Key Players
25
M. Wright IV G 14.8 PPG 5.7 RPG 5.9 APG 50.0 FG%
00
M. Flynn G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
M. Wright IV G 16 PTS 7 REB 6 AST
M. Flynn G 30 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
39.2 FG% 40.3
16.7 3PT FG% 24.1
74.3 FT% 69.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Walton 28 16 6 0 0 2 2 2 4/6 0/0 8/8 2 4
M. Wright IV 33 16 7 6 1 1 1 3 5/10 0/2 6/7 3 4
G. King 33 9 11 0 0 0 2 1 2/8 1/4 4/4 2 9
T. Bey 15 6 4 0 1 0 0 2 3/5 0/0 0/0 1 3
L. Nikolic 16 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0/4 0/3 0/0 0 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Walton 28 16 6 0 0 2 2 2 4/6 0/0 8/8 2 4
M. Wright IV 33 16 7 6 1 1 1 3 5/10 0/2 6/7 3 4
G. King 33 9 11 0 0 0 2 1 2/8 1/4 4/4 2 9
T. Bey 15 6 4 0 1 0 0 2 3/5 0/0 0/0 1 3
L. Nikolic 16 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0/4 0/3 0/0 0 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Wright 24 12 4 1 0 0 1 1 4/9 1/4 3/6 1 3
L. Siewert 20 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 2/4 1/2 1/1 0 2
D. Collier 23 4 2 1 0 0 5 5 0/5 0/3 4/9 1 1
D. Schwartz 8 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Repine - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Strating - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Martinka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 69 36 10 2 3 13 18 20/51 3/18 26/35 10 26
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Flynn 35 30 5 0 3 0 2 2 11/19 3/8 5/6 1 4
R. Franks 33 14 8 3 2 2 2 3 4/12 1/6 5/8 3 5
V. Daniels 31 10 5 4 1 1 0 5 2/7 2/6 4/5 1 4
D. Cooper 11 8 0 0 0 1 1 5 4/5 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. Skaggs 29 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0/6 0/6 0/0 1 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Flynn 35 30 5 0 3 0 2 2 11/19 3/8 5/6 1 4
R. Franks 33 14 8 3 2 2 2 3 4/12 1/6 5/8 3 5
V. Daniels 31 10 5 4 1 1 0 5 2/7 2/6 4/5 1 4
D. Cooper 11 8 0 0 0 1 1 5 4/5 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. Skaggs 29 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0/6 0/6 0/0 1 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Bernstine 29 5 5 0 0 1 0 4 2/5 0/0 1/2 1 4
M. Acquaah 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/1 0/0 0 0
K. Hinson 12 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 1/3 0/1 1/2 2 0
J. Pollard 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
A. Chidom 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
S. Shpreyregin 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
J. Ergas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Langston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Mickelson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 73 28 9 8 5 7 24 25/62 7/29 16/23 9 19