Cougars Fall to Huskies

March 7, 2009

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Quincy Pondexter scored 16 points and Jon Brockman tied his career high with 18 rebounds in his final home game to lead No. 16 Washington to a 67-60 victory over Washington State on Saturday, clinching its first outright conference championship since 1953.

Venoy Overton scored 14 points and threw the ball high toward the roof of raucous Hec Edmundson Pavilion as the final buzzer sounded. He then danced across the edge of the scorer's table while fans stormed the court and demanded the nets be cut down.

The Huskies (24-7, 14-4) won their first Pac-10 outright title, and first outright championship in any league since winning the Pacific Coast Conference 56 years ago.

Taylor Rochestie overcame a cold start to score 23 points for Washington State (16-14, 8-10), which lost both games to its archrival this season after beating the Huskies seven consecutive times.

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