Dec. 11, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Jeremy Killion scored 24 points, including six 3-pointers, as Utah beat Washington State 78-66 on Saturday.
Utah (5-2) led by as many as 23 points before Washington State drew closer near the end. The Utes hit 14 of 28 from 3-point range.
Washington State (4-3) lost its first non-conference game at home since Idaho beat them in 1989. They had won 45 straight non-Pacific 10 home games since then.
After Washington State scored the first four points of the game, Utah ran off 16 consecutive points and the Utes were never threatened again.
Jeff Johnsen's buzzer beater gave them a 45-30 halftime lead.
Utah led by 23 points with 6:10 left in the game. The Cougars then scored 13 consecutive points to close to within 10 with 59 seconds left.
Alex Jensen added 21 points and nine rebounds for Utah.
Jan-Michael Thomas led the Cougars with 20 points. Senior Chris Crosby had 18, becoming the 22nd Cougar to score at least 1,000 in his career.
Washington State sank 8 of 18 from 3-point range.