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Fil-Am Remy Martin hits game-winner as Arizona State nips Washington State

Delfin Dioquino
Fil-Am Remy Martin hits game-winner as Arizona State nips Washington State

CLUTCH. Remy Martin bucks a cold-shooting game to lead Arizona State to victory.

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Filipino-American Remy Martin drains the game-winning three-pointer as Arizona State racks up its third straight win

Filipino-American Remy Martin came through in crunch time and lifted Arizona State to a thrilling 77-74 overtime victory over Washington State on Saturday, February 27 (Sunday, February 28, Manila time).

Martin hit the game-winning three-pointer from way beyond the arc with four-tenths of a second remaining as the Sun Devils racked up their third straight win – all coming against schools from Washington.

Arizona State beat Washington twice to start its winning streak before it escaped Washington State.

Martin led Arizona State in scoring with 23 points on top of 3 rebounds and 2 assists, although he struggled with his outside shooting as he ended the regulation period making only 1 of his 11 three-point attempts.

Encouraged by his teammates to keep shooting, Martin drilled in two triples in overtime, including the long bomb that settled the score.

“I was not hitting my shots but I stayed confident throughout the whole time because I put so much work in,” said Martin, who is averaging 21.2 points as a senior for Arizona State.

“I’m just so excited that we got this win. That is the most important thing for me, just to get the wins.”

Martin also set a couple of personal records in the win, which is the Sun Devils’ 10th in 21 games.

He tied former NBA player Eddie House for most consecutive 20-point games in Arizona State history with 8 in a row and tied Bobby Thompson for second place in the Sun Devils’ all-time assists list with 454 dimes.

The six-foot guard declared for the NBA Draft last year before he withdrew to play for Arizona State for his senior year. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.