PITTSBURG — DeAndre Washington hit a turnaround jumper as the shot clock expired with 27 seconds remaining in regulation to help lift Washburn to a 72-68 victory over Pitt State Saturday (Feb. 19) at John Lance Arena.
Washington's shot gave WU (17-7, 14-6 MIAA) a 70-65 lead. The Ichabods had missed a pair of shots previously but following a replay review WU received the ball with 1.0 seconds remaining on the shot clock, leading 68-65.
Washington, who finished with 16 points, added a pair of three throws with three seconds remaining to make it 72-65 before Pitt State's Eric Ray hit a 3-pointer just ahead of the final horn.
Logan Stutz led WU with 17 points and eight rebounds. Jadarren Mumpfield added 10. The Ichabods capitalized on 19 offensive rebounds to overcome 44 percent shooting.
Ray led Pitt State (13-11, 9-11 MIAA) with 17 points, while JaVon McGee (14), Adrian Herrera (12) and Andra Bailey (10) all scored in double figures as well. The Gorillas shot 48.8 percent (21 of 43) from the field in the contest.
Pitt State will return to action Wednesday (Feb. 23) when by hosting MIAA rival Fort Hays State for Senior Night. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. (CST).