DaVonte Lacy led Washington State with 25 points, include 20 in the second half and six free throws in the final minute to help the Cougars secure an 80-77 win on the road over rival Washington on Saturday.
UW had one final chance to tie the game at the end, but tight perimeter defense from WSU forced Mike Anderson, who had hit a three on the previous possession to pull UW within one, into a contested three that clanged off the rim into Cougar hands as time expired.
Ike Iroegbu was WSU's top playmaker and created a number of opportunities for himself and others en route to 13 points and five assists.
The Cougars got plenty of help from their bench in the win. Brett Boese and Que Johnson both lit it up from outside in the first half, and finished with 11 and 15 points respectively.
Husky point guard Nigel Williams-Goss kept his team in the game down the stretch, but his 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists were not enough for Washington to notch its first Pac-12 win of the season. The loss was the fourth straight for UW after an 11-0 start.
WSU appears headed in a different direction. After struggling in the non-conference schedule, the Cougars have won 2 of 3 to start conference play, all on the road.
This is Wazzu's second-straight league road win, after not notching one for nearly two years. We'll have more on the game later.