The Associated Press

Pac-12 Tournament

No. 6-seeded Oregon vs. No. 3 Utah

When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday


LAS VEGAS — Payton Pritchard scored on a runner late in overtime and Kenny Wooten had a pair of blocked shots in the final 13 seconds, lifting Oregon to a 64-62 victory over Washington State in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Wednesday night.

Washington State (12-19) led by three points, but Troy Brown scored on a hard drive and Pritchard put ­Oregon ­(21-11) up 63-62 with his runner.

After Wooten blocked Malachi Flynn’s drive, Pritchard missed two free throws and Brown was fouled after grabbing an offensive rebound.

Brown made just 1 of 2 foul shots to give the Ducks a final chance, but Wooten swooped in to erase Milan Acquaah’s drive just before the buzzer sounded.

Oregon moves on to play No. 3 seed Utah in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Pritchard and MiKyle McIntosh had 18 points each to help Oregon rally from a dismal first half.

Flynn had 22 points and Robert Franks added 16 for Washington State.

Oregon had a 20-win regular season and a winning record in the Pac-12 but still is considered a fringe NCAA Tournament bubble team.