Feb. 21, 2009
Final Score: WSU 82, No. 20/15 UCLA 81
Taylor Rochestie scored a career-high 33 points...went 10-for-10 from the free throw line.
WSU got its second win at UCLA...the Cougars are 2-50 all-time at UCLA and 2-42 at Pauley Pavilion...the only other win came under Dick Bennett, a 55-48 victory, Feb. 5, 2004.
The Cougar seniors became the first WSU senior class since 1989 to defeat all nine other Pac-10 opponents throughout their careers...the 10th overall.
Third-year head coach Tony Bennett has now defeated all nine other Pac-10 schools.
WSU's 42 first-half points are its most in the opening period this season...UCLA's 42 are the most by a Cougar opponent in the first half this season.
Rochestie and Thompson both scored in double-figures in the first half (12 and 15, respectively)...it marked the first time the duo accomplished that this season.
Rochestie and Thompson both played all 20 minutes of the first half for the first time this season...first time Thompson had played an entire first half...ninth time for Rochestie.
Fourth 20-plus point game of the season for Rochestie...the 10th of his career.
WSU's 82 points mark its most in a game this season.
Second win over a top-25 team for the Cougars this season (2-4 this year)...improved to 44-206 all-time against teams ranked in the Associated Press top-25...the Cougars are 4-35 against ranked Bruin teams. WSU is also 4-9 against the 20th ranked team in the AP Poll.
WSU shot a season-high 58.8 percent from the field (30-for-51).
The Cougars started the game shooting 6-for-7 up to the first media timeout at 15:11. Thompson was 3-for-3 and Forrest 2-for-2 at that point...the Bruins made four of their first five shots.
Thompson missed his first shot at the 6:55 mark in the first half, started 5-for-5 from the field.
Aron Baynes recorded his second 3-point dunk play in his second-consecutive game...recorded a career-high four assists and added 13 points.
Thompson reached double figure points in the first half for the 10th time this season...his 15 first-half points ties his career high for the first period...also had 15 against Oregon (Feb. 12)...did not score in the second half.
Charlie Enquist appeared in just the second Pac-10 road game of his career...also played at Oregon State...his third Pac-10 appearance (three minutes).
Rochestie and Thompson both played all 40 minutes of the game, the first WSU duo to do so this season.