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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL

    No. 8 Arizona cruises past WSU

  • PULLMAN, Wash. — Mark Lyons scored 20 points as No. 8 Arizona beat Washington State79-65 on Saturday, the Wildcats' fifth consecutive win over the Cougars.
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  • PULLMAN, Wash. — Mark Lyons scored 20 points as No. 8 Arizona beat Washington State79-65 on Saturday, the Wildcats' fifth consecutive win over the Cougars.
    Solomon Hill added 18 points for Arizona (19-2, 7-2 Pac-12), which swept the Washington schools on the road.
    Brock Motum and DaVonte Lacy each scored 15 points to lead Washington State (11-11, 2-7), which has lost four of its past five games. D.J. Shelton added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Hill scored all his points in the first half, when Arizona built a commanding lead it never lost.
    Washington 96,Arizona State 92
    At Seattle, Aziz N'Diaye converted a three-point play off an offensive rebound with 34 seconds left, Andrew Andrews led Washington with 20 points off the bench and the Huskies held off Arizona State despite 32 points from Sun Devils' freshman Jahii Carson.
    The duo of N'Diaye and Shawn Kemp Jr. dominated the interior for Washington (13-9, 5-4 Pac-12), but no rebound or basket was bigger than N'Diaye tapping Scott Suggs' miss to keep the play alive and scoring while being fouled by Jordan Bachynski. The 45 percent free-throw shooter then converted the three-point play.
    C.J. Wilcox added a pair of free throws after Carrick Felix missed a 3-pointer, but Carson hit a 3-pointer for Arizona State (17-4, 6-3) and Washington committed a turnover on the inbound with 13 seconds left. Carson drove to the rim but his shot was altered by N'Diaye and came up short. Wilcox added two more free throws to clinch the victory that snapped Washington's four-game losing streak.
    Utah 58, Colorado 55
    At Salt Lake City, Brandon Taylor drew a charge with 9.7 seconds left and Glen Dean hit a pair of free throws on the other end to help Utah survive a late rally and upset Colorado.
    Jason Washburn scored 13 points and collected 11 rebounds, while Jeremy Olsen added 12 points off the bench, to lead the Utes (10-11, 2-7) to their second Pac-12 win of the season.
    Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 points, while Andre Roberson chipped in 10 points and 12 rebounds, for the Buffaloes (14-7, 4-5) who added a damaging loss to their NCAA tournament resume. After trailing by as many as 22 points, Colorado made a late second-half run to get back into the game. The Buffaloes held Utah without a field goal over the final 10:44 of the game to whittle the Utes' lead down.
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