SPOKANE, Wash. — In the closing seconds of a tie game, Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins dribbled out high looking for somewhere to pass the ball.
He spotted Rui Hachimura near the free throw line.
“They left Rui open where he is automatic,” Perkins said.
Hachimura sank a turnaround jumper with 0.6 seconds left, lifting the top-ranked Bulldogs to an 81-79 victory over in-state rival Washington on Wednesday night.
Hachimura had 26 points for Gonzaga (9-0), which has won 12 of its past 13 games against the Huskies (6-3).
“We wanted Rui to take that shot in that situation,” teammate Zach Norvell Jr. said. “He shoots that shot a lot.”
Washington missed a halfcourt try as the final buzzer sounded.
Washington State 90, Idaho 70: PULLMAN, Wash. — Robert Franks scored 22 points as Washington State beat Idaho. Freshman C.J. Elleby had 20 points and eight rebounds for Washington State (5-2) and Ahmed Ali added 14 points in 18 minutes.
San Francisco 79, California 60: BERKELEY, Calif. — Charles Minlend had 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and Jordan Ratinho made consecutive 3-pointers as part of a big run early in the second half to lead San Francisco past California (2-5).
No. 3 Duke 84, Hartford 54: DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman R.J. Barrett had 27 points and a season-best 15 rebounds, and Zion Williamson added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Duke (8-1).
No. 13 Texas Tech 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 47: LUBBOCK, Texas — Jarrett Culver scored 13 points, Matt Mooney had 11 and Texas Tech (8-0) remained undefeated.
No. 14 North Carolina 97, UNC Wilmington 69: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Cameron Johnson scored 21 points to help North Carolina to the win. Freshman forward Nassir Little added 14 points in the Tar Heels’ first game since losing at Michigan last week. North Carolina (7-2) led 44-35 at halftime but went on a 30-3 run to blow this one open.