PULLMAN, WA (AP)—Derrick Williams scored 17 points and
grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds as Arizona edged Washington State
65-63 on Saturday night.
Lamont Jones added 11 points for Arizona (16-4, 5-2), which used
a big rebounding advantage to overcome poor shooting and moved into
a tie for second place in the Pac-10.
DeAngelo Casto scored 17 points for Washington State (14-6,
4-4). Klay Thompson, the Pac-10's leading scorer, was held to nine
points - 13 below his average. He missed a 12-footer at the buzzer
that would have sent the game to overtime.
Arizona shot just 36 percent, yet made 11 of 18 3-pointers, and
had 39 rebounds to Washington State's 30. Williams posted his
seventh double-double of the season.
Thompson struggled through a 4-for-16 shooting performance.
Faisal Aden, the Cougars' second-leading scorer, was held to five
The contest turned into a defensive battle between teams that
each came in averaging more than 75 points.
Trailing by one at halftime, Washington State outscored Arizona