Arizona State Egdes Washington State, 68-62
Jan. 27, 2005
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Serge Angounou scored 18 points and grabbed 10 reboundsto give Arizona State a 68-62 win over Washington State on Thursday night.
Angounou, who has five double-doubles this season, made all seven of hisfield goal tries and 4-of-4 free throws for the Sun Devils (15-5, 4-4).
Jeff Varem had 24 points for Washington State (8-9, 3-5), which has now lostthree in a row.
Ike Diogu had 15 points and 13 rebounds - his conference-leading 10thdouble-double this season - before fouling out with 33 seconds left.
After Angounou's free throws, Robbie Cowgill got the Cougars within 66-60and Thomas Kelati, who had 17 points and nine rebounds, stole the ensuinginbounds pass and Varem hit a layup to cut the lead to four. But WashingtonState got no closer.
Kevin Kruger added 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the 3-point line forArizona State, which led 33-23 at halftime.
Diogu has scored in double figures for all 79 games of his career and has 25double-doubles as a Sun Devil.
Arizona State made 22 of 46 from the field against the best defense in theconference, which had held opponents to 54.6 points and 38.5 percent shootingcoming into the game.