Huskies pull away from Cougars for 72-68 victory

TIM BOOTH (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
Huskies pull away from Cougars for 72-68 victory
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Washington's Abdul Gaddy shoots over the defense of Washington State's D.J. Shelton, center, and Brock Motum, second from right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) -- Scott Suggs hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4 minutes remaining and finished with 23 points, and Washington beat rival Washington State 72-68 on Sunday, handing the Cougars their ninth straight loss.

Suggs' 3 from the top of the key snapped a 57-all tie. It was his fifth 3-pointer, tying his career high, and he added four more free throws as the Huskies (16-13, 8-8 Pac-12) took a 65-57 lead with 2:28 remaining. Washington won consecutive games for the first time since early January when the Huskies started conference play 4-0 before losing eight of nine.

Washington won its fifth straight over the Cougars.

Brock Motum and Royce Woolridge led Washington State (11-18, 2-14) with 18 points each, but the Cougars' worst slide since the 2002-03 season continued.