Feb. 19, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Tre Simmons scored 16 points to lead No. 15 Washington to 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. The Wildcats host Oregon State on Sunday.
The Huskies beat the Cougars for the fourth game in a row and 14th time in 18 games.
Washington led 34-17 at the half after holding WSU to 35 percent shooting from the field and forcing 12 turnovers. The Cougars wound up with a season-high 22 turnovers and shot 45 percent from the floor.
The game was tied 9-9 after four minutes, but Washington outscored WSU 15-2 over the next 7 minutes. The Huskies led by 11 or more points the rest of the way. The Cougars scored the game's final 13 points against Washington reserves.
Simmons, who leads Washington with 16.1 points per game, had just five points before scoring 11 on four long jump shots on four consecutive possessions late in the game.
Nate Robinson, who entered the game as Washington's scoring leader with a 16.3 average, scored just seven points.