ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Keion Brooks Jr. had 14 points and 11 rebounds, PJ Fuller II made a game-tying shot to force overtime, and Washington (5-1) beat Saint Mary’s (RV) 68-64 on Thursday night in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy.
Fuller tied it at 58-all on a three-point play with 52 seconds left in regulation. Saint Mary’s missed two long 3-pointers on its next possession and Washington wasn’t able to get a shot off before the buzzer.
Let’s go PJ!!
— Washington Men’s Basketball (@UW_MBB) November 25, 2022
Washington center Braxton Meah made two free throws for a 63-62 lead with 1:18 left in overtime. Then Meah blocked a shot at the other end, Washington’s seventh of the game, and Brooks made a jumper for a 65-62 lead.
Saint Mary’s missed another long 3-pointer and Fuller made two free throws with 15.3 left for a 67-62 lead. The Gaels converted in the lane with 3.7 left but Washington sealed it at the line.
Koren Johnson added a career-high 11 points and Franck Kepnang had 10 points before fouling out with 2:30 left in regulation for Washington (5-1). Meah, a Fresno State transfer, had four points and eight rebounds.
Mitchell Saxen led Saint Mary’s (6-1) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Kyle Bowen added 12 points.
Washington won the Wooden Legacy for second time after also winning the trophy in 2014….