Cougars Fall to Wildcats, 65-55
Feb. 24, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Chase Budinger scored 22 points and Jerryd Bayless had all 20 of his points in the second half to help Arizona upset No. 17 Washington State 65-55 on Saturday night.
Jordan Hill added 13 for the Wildcats (17-10, 6-8 Pacific-10), who avoided a third straight loss. The Wildcats are trying to keep alive their streak of 23 straight NCAA tournament appearances.
Arizona, meanwhile, hit 23-of-46 shots, including 8-of-14 3-pointers to make several runs after the Cougars came close.
Arizona swept Washington State (21-6, 9-6) in the series. The Wildcats won 76-64 in Tucson on Jan. 24.
Arizona held a 24-23 lead at the half after Weaver missed a chance to tie with seven-tenths of a second when his second free-throw clanked off the rim.