J.P. Moorman II made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from astir 60 feet, good beyond fractional court, to springiness UC Riverside a 66-65 triumph over Arizona State connected Thursday nighttime successful Tempe, Ariz.
Moorman, a transportation from Temple, took the inbound walk with 1.7 seconds left, turned and threw up the changeable uncontested. It was a swish astatine the buzzer.
Luther Muhammad’s one-handed moving changeable successful the lane put Arizona State up 65-63 moments earlier. The changeable was the archetypal made from the tract by Arizona State since 5:52 remained, erstwhile Kimani Lawrence dunked.
After Muhammad was whistled for an violative foul with 37.5 seconds left, UC Riverside’s Wil Tattersall missed a 3-point attempt.
The Sun Devils called a timeout with 14.3 seconds near to acceptable up a play and Muhammad, an Ohio State transfer, made his shot.
The referee blew the whistle though UC Riverside inbounded the ball. That allowed the Highlanders (1-1) to inbound the shot again, starring up to Moorman’s winning shot.
Moorman finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
UC Riverside’s Flynn Cameron tallied 18 points connected 6-of-9 shooting from the field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. Zyon Pullin finished with 10 points for the visitors.
Lawrence had 19 points connected 9-of-12 shooting from the tract and grabbed 12 rebounds for Arizona State (1-1). Marcus Bagley finished with 18 points down 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point range.
UC Riverside led 34-32 astatine halftime down Cameron and Moorman combining for 20 points connected 7-of-14 shooting from the tract portion the remainder of the squad was 5 of 21.
The Highlanders were 10 of 20 from 3-point scope successful the archetypal fractional down Cameron’s 4-of-5 performance. In their opener, the Highlanders were 6 of 22 from agelong region successful a nonaccomplishment to San Diego State.
The Sun Devils went connected an 8-2 tally to drawback a 48-43 lead, their largest of the crippled astatine that point, with 12:27 remaining.
A jumper by Pullin and a 3-pointer by Moorman connected the pursuing possession with 2:26 near enactment UC Riverside ahead 62-61.