Sun Devils Control Cougars
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Ike Diogu scored 17 points and Tommy Smith had 14 andseven rebounds in limited time as Arizona State routed Washington State 96-55Saturday night.
Diogu, a freshman who has scored in double figures in every game, had 14points in the first half, when the Sun Devils (11-4, 3-1 Pac-10) led by as manyas 31 points.
Donnell Knight had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Jamal Hill had 14points off the bench for the Sun Devils, who won for the seventh time in eightgames.
Ezenwa Ukeagu led Washington State (5-8, 0-4) with 12 points.
The Cougars had to play part of the first half without Marcus Moore, thePac-10's leading scorer.
Moore, who had six points after scoring 35 against Arizona on Thursday, wasin for 2ï¿½ minutes before bone chips in his right ankle began to act up.
He missed his first four shots - part of a 5-for-23 start by the Cougars -and Arizona State was ahead 44-13 before he made a 3-pointer with 2:17 left inthe first half.
The Sun Devils began the game with a 12-0 run in the first 4:05 and led 30-7halfway through the half on Hill's 3-pointer.
Arizona State was ahead 28 points at halftime and opened a 60-25 lead withan 18-5 run in the first 6:26 of the second half. Smith had six points and Hillhighlighted the surge with a four-point play.
The Sun Devil's biggest lead was 81-35 with 8:53 to go.