Warren Washington scored 16 of his 18 first-half points and Arizona State beat Washington State 77-71 on Thursday night.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Warren Washington scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half and Arizona State beat Washington State 77-71 on Thursday night.
Washington hit 9 of 10 shots off the floor and added four assists for the Sun Devils (12-3, 3-1 Pac-12). DJ Horne finished with 12 points but missed all six of his 3-point attempts. Desmond Cambridge Jr. scored 13 points, which put him five points short of a career 2,000.
Washington sunk all eight of his first-half shots and scored 16 points to put the Sun Devils 42-36 at the break.
Cambridge hit a 3-pointer with 6:21 to play and Arizona State led 69-58. Washington State responded with a layup from DJ Rodman and consecutive 3-pointers from Jabe Mullins to come within 69-66 with 4:18 remaining.
Mullins missed his next two 3-pointers with a draw opportunity and Devan Cambridge and DJ Horne hit back-to-back jumpers before a Washington dunk extended the ASU lead to 75-66 with 1:32 left.
Mullins finished with five 3-pointers and outscored the Cougars (6-10, 1-4) with 19 points. Rodman threw in his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Justin Powell scored 10.
The Sun Devils shot 55% overall, but only 29% from beyond the arc (5 of 17). The Cougars shot 43% from the ground and made 11 of 32 from long range (34%).
Arizona State has earned a degree of revenge after WSU came to Tempe last season and held the Sun Devils to 10 points at halftime in a 51-29 win.
Arizona State: The Sun Devils stay home to host Washington on Saturday.
Washington State: The Cougars play at No. 5 Arizona on Saturday.
https://www.king5.com/article/sports/ncaa/ncaaf/cougars/washington-helps-arizona-state-top-washington-state-77-71/281-2beb900f-c92c-4b2a-be38-f4e32a700e32 Washington helps Arizona State top Washington State 77-71