Cougars Get Past Huskies

From the Associated Press

Josh Akognon made a tiebreaking three-point basket with 16 seconds remaining, and Washington State beat No. 10 Washington, 78-71, Saturday night for its first win ever over a top-10 team on the road.

With the score tied at 71-71, Akognon made the basket and then made two clinching free throws to finish with a career-high 27 points for the Cougars (9-3, 2-1), who were 0-52 on the road against top-10 teams.

Washington State played without point guard Derrick Low, the only Cougar averaging double figures in scoring, who broke his foot last week.


Brandon Roy scored 27 points for the Huskies (12-2, 1-2), who lost their second straight Pacific 10 Conference game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, where their home winning streak, the nation’s longest, ended last weekend against Arizona.

Oregon State 72, California 64 -- The Beavers (8-6, 1-2) ended a 14-game road losing streak in the Pac-10 by beating the Golden Bears at Berkeley.

After Cal (9-4, 3-1) pulled the score to 53-46 on Leon Powe’s steal and driving dunk with 8:42 left, the Beavers put the game away with a 12-3 run over the next three minutes.

Stanford 64, Oregon 62 -- Matt Haryasz scored six of his 16 points in the final 3:57 and the Cardinal (6-6, 2-2) dealt the Ducks (7-8, 1-2) their 11th consecutive defeat in the Bay Area.

The Ducks haven’t won a conference game at either California or Stanford since beating the Golden Bears on Feb. 12, 2000.