PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Michelle Plouffe scored four points in the final seconds and Utah upset Washington State 59-57 in a conference thriller on Sunday.
Utah's Plouffe scored inside the paint, tying the score at 57 and following a missed layup by the Cougars, Plouffe hit the game-winning layup with 1 second remaining.
The game was nip-and-tuck down the stretch with WSU going up by six-points with 3:42 remaining on a Sage Romberg basket. Utah scored the next six points_four by Emily Potter_to knot the game at 53. WSU's Taylor Edmondson hit a jumper at 1:02 putting WSU up 57-55, setting up Plouffe's heroics.
Plouffe and Potter scored 17 points each for Utah (8-9, 1-5 Pac-12).
Utah bumped its halftime lead to 35-27 early in the second period until Dawnyelle Awa hit a 3-pointer for the Cougars, tying the score at 39.
Tia Presley led the Cougars (11-7, 5-1) with 13 points.