(19) Arizona 77

(7-14, 3-8 Pac-12)

Washington St 84

(7-13, 1-10 Pac-12)

    5:00 PM ET, January 28, 2006

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    #19ARIZ 33 4477
    WSU 38 4684

    Washington State 84, Arizona 77

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Keisha Moore scored a career-high 28 points and Kate Benz added 24 as Washington State beat Arizona 84-77 Saturday afternoon at Friel Court.

    The win was the first for the Cougars (7-13, 1-10 Pac-10) in 13 games and their first conference victory in 15 games.

    Arizona (7-14, 3-8) was led by Natalie Jones with 28 points. She is the 14th Arizona player to score over 1,000 points in a career. She has 1,006 points to rank 13th in school history.

    Ashley Whisonant and Joy Hollingsworth each added 15 points as the Wildcats dropped their second straight. They are now 1-8 on the road this season, including 1-5 in conference road games.

    Washington State, now 6-77 in Pac-10 games the past five seasons, opened with an 11-2 start just as it did in its loss to Arizona State on Thursday.

    On Saturday, however, the Cougars got the ball inside to Moore and Benz to come away with a victory.

    Moore was 9-for-13 from the field and 10-for-13 at the free-throw line. She set a new career high with 12 rebounds. Benz, the Pac-10 leader in rebounds, grabbed 11 boards and was 8-for-9 at the free-throw line. Washington State freshman Amanda DuRocher sank three 3-pointers and scored 10 points.

    Washington State took a 31-29 lead in the first half on two free throws by Moore.

    The Wildcats remained close for most of the second half, narrowing the deficit to 80-75 with 43 seconds remaining, when they were forced to foul.

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