Cougars Edge Texas-Pan American, 70-67

Dec 7, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Jerry McNair scored 26 points, including nine duringWashington State's 16-5 run late in the second half, as the Cougars beatTexas-Pan American 70-67 Friday night.

Mike Chatman led Texas-Pan American (5-3) with 29 points.

Washington State (4-2) struggled most of the night, shooting just 43 percentfrom the field and committing 14 turnovers.

The Cougars took a 63-59 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers by McNair with 4:34remaining. But the Broncos made a late run of their own, cutting the WashingtonState lead to 68-67 on a Kevin Mitchell 3-point shot with 13 seconds remaining.

WSU's Mike Bush hit two free throws to give the Cougars a 70-67 lead withtwo seconds left. After a Texas turnover, Mitchell intercepted a Cougarsinbounds pass and lofted what appeared to be a 3-point shot over the backboardas time expired. Officials ruled the shot was out-of-bounds.

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