No. 15 Washington 68, Washington State 55

Feb. 19, 2005

Box Score

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Tre Simmons scored 16 points to lead No. 15 Washingtonto a 68-55 win over Washington State on Saturday.

Mike Jensen added 13 points and Brandon Roy had 11 for the Huskies (21-4,11-3), who are a game behind first-place Arizona in the Pac-10 standings. TheWildcats host Oregon State on Sunday.

Freshman Kyle Weaver led Washington State (10-13, 5-9) with a season-high 15points. Thomas Kelati and Jeff Varem both scored 11 points for the Cougars.

The Huskies beat the Cougars for the fourth game in a row and 14th time in18 games.

Washington led 34-17 at the half after holding WSU to 35 percent shootingfrom the field and forcing 12 turnovers. The Cougars wound up with aseason-high 22 turnovers and shot 45 percent from the floor.

The game was tied 9-9 after four minutes, but Washington outscored WSU 15-2over the next 7 minutes. The Huskies led by 11 or more points the rest of theway. The Cougars scored the game's final 13 points against Washington reserves.

Simmons, who leads Washington with 16.1 points per game, had just fivepoints before scoring 11 on four long jump shots on four consecutivepossessions late in the game.

Nate Robinson, who entered the game as Washington's scoring leader with a16.3 average, scored just seven points.