- Associated Press - Sunday, January 19, 2014

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.



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