PULLMAN, WA (AP)—Klay Thompson scored 25 points and
Washington State upset No. 18 Washington 87-80 on Sunday to pick up
a signature win in its quest for an NCAA tournament bid.
Reggie Moore added 18 points and five assists for Washington
State (15-6, 5-4 Pac-10), which held high-scoring Washington to 37
percent shooting, and broke a four-game losing streak to its rival.
Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points for Washington (15-5, 7-2), which
fell into a tie with Arizona for first in the Pac-10. Justin
Holiday added 16 points for the Huskies, who were trying to open
8-1 in the Pac-10 for the first time since 1984.
Washington's Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who came in averaging 16
points per game, was held to six points.
Thompson, the leading scorer in the Pac-10, made 9 of 18 shots
and added four assists and five steals for the Cougars. Faisal Aden
scored 15, and the Cougars shot 48 percent.
Leading by two at halftime, Washington State opened the second
half with a 10-1 run, including a 3-pointer and spectacular
alley-oop dunk by Moore, for a 55-44 lead.
Washington missed its first five shots of the second half and