Jakimovski, Rodman 3-pointers help WSU edge Stanford 60-59
Jan 14, 2023, 7:50 PM
(AP Photo/Dean Hare)
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Andrej Jakimovski scored a season-high 17 points, DJ Rodman added 15 and the WSU Cougars held off Stanford 60-59 on Saturday night.
WSU 60, Stanford 59: Box score
Jakimovski, who missed the first 10 games with a foot injury, was 6 of 8 from the field and matched his career best with five 3-pointers while playing a season-high 31 minutes. Rodman added four 3s for Washington State (9-10, 4-4 Pac-12), which has won four of its last five games.
Rodman’s 3 gave the Cougars a 60-55 lead with 2:05 to play. The Cardinal’s Spencer Jones hit a jumper, and Maxime Raynaud’s layup capped the scoring with 22 seconds left. Jakimovski missed a free throw on the next possession, but then Harrison Ingram missed a jumper, Raynaud a 3-point attempt and Brandon Angel a dunk for the Cardinal to end it.
DJ Rodman sends the Beasley crowd into a frenzy! He buries the triple at the buzzer and then does it again the next time down the court! 🥶
— WSU Men's Basketball (@WSUCougarMBB) January 15, 2023
Raynaud scored 16 points to lead Stanford (5-12, 0-7). Ingram and Jones each finished with 14 points.
Ingram made 6 of 10 with a pair of 3s for the Cardinal in the first half as they built a 34-31 lead at halftime. The Cougars opened the second half on a 9-5 surge, capped by a Jakimovski 3-pointer, for a 40-39 lead with 14:05 to play and led the rest of the way.
Washington State has won five straight in the series.
Washington State plays at Utah on Thursday. Stanford hosts Oregon State on Thursday.