PULLMAN, Wash. -- Klay Thompson scored 24 points and had six assists as Washington State beat cold-shooting Gonzaga 81-59 on Wednesday night in the annual battle of eastern Washington rivals.
Gonzaga (4-4) is suffering its worst start in Mark Few's 12 years as coach, with three of the losses to teams ranked among the top 16. Gonzaga once again was victimized by 3-point shooting, giving up 11-of-21.Thompson scored 21 of his points in the second half for Washington State (6-1), which has lost only to No. 5 Kansas State. Faisel Aden added 14 points.