Thompson leads Washington State over Gonzaga 81-59

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)—Klay Thompson scored 24 points and had six assists as Washington State beat cold-shooting Gonzaga 81-59 on Wednesday night in the annual battle of eastern Washington rivals.

Gonzaga (4-4) is suffering its worst start in Mark Few’s 12 years as coach, with three of the losses to teams ranked among the top 16. Gonzaga once again was victimized by 3-point shooting, giving up 11-of-21.

Thompson scored 21 of his points in the second half for Washington State (6-1), which has lost only to No. 5 Kansas State. Faisel Aden added 14 points.

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Sam Dower Sam Dower
5-7,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
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Klay Thompson Klay Thompson
8-14,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 6 Assists

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