Washington Outguns WSU, 68-55

Feb. 19, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Tre Simmons scored 16 points to lead the Washington ina 68-55 win over Washington State on Saturday.

Mike Jensen added 13 points and Brandon Roy had 11 for the No. 15 Huskies(21-4, 11-3 Pac-10).

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

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 seven minutes. The Huskies led by 11 or more points the rest ofthe way. The Cougars scored the game's final 13 points against Washingtonreserves.

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. Kelati, who guarded Simmons much of the game, wason the bench when Simmons exploded.

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

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