WSU men's basketball led the entire game in a 69-55 win over Arizona on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.
But the Huskies will have their hands full in the next game against a Cougars team that did what UW was unable to do and won two games in Arizona. "Unbelievable feeling right now for us".
The Cougars (10-14, 3-8) swept the Arizona schools on the road for the third time since the schools were added to the Pac-12.
Washington shot 36.8 percent from the field - its second lowest of the season.
Washington State Cougars forward Marvin Cannon (5) drives to the basket as Arizona Wildcats guard Devonaire Doutrive (1) defends during the first half at McKale Center. "Just hats off to my teammates and my coaches, just believing in what we can do, playing hard and buying in, and anything is possible". "They give me extreme confidence".
There are a number of players responsible for the Huskies' success, but we'll focus on just a couple of them. Washington State had 28 points in the paint and 20 points off turnovers in the win over the Sun Devils on Thursday.
The Wildcats would get no closer than nine points in the second half. But Elleby was fouled on a 3-point try, made all three, and the Wildcats never seriously threatened again. He finished with nine points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and two steals in 34 minutes. Five straight points by Coleman cut the lead to 30-21 before Franks sank a 3 at the halftime buzzer to make it 33-21.
Franks almost outscored Arizona in the first half, scoring 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range. In a win over rival Arizona last week, sophomore guard Remy Martin (13.1 ppg) put up 31 points and he's certainly someone who can catch fire.
Franks should be a safe bet for Pac-12 player of the week and Washington State is nobody's pushover if the Cougars can match these types of performances, beginning with a home game next week against Pac-12 leader Washington.
Coach Sean Miller has never had a team lose five in a row before and it's going to be tough sledding for the Wildcats from here on out, especially without Williams.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in the last four overall. Totals 24-53 12-17 69. They played with more energy and were better at both ends of the floor against the first-place Huskies, building an 18-point lead before holding off a late Washington charge.
Arizona State's Zylan Cheatham leads the Pac-12 in rebounding with 11.1 per game.