Washington State 73, UCLA 61

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Brock Motum scored 20 points and Royce Woolridge added 19 as the last-place Washington State Cougars shocked the No. 23 UCLA Bruins 73-61 Wednesday night in the Pac-12 Conference.
Washington State jumped out to leads of 7-0, 19-2 and 25-4 against the sluggish Bruins. The Cougars snapped losing streaks of eight games against UCLA, nine games overall and 19 games against UCLA at home.
Washington State, winning for the first time since Jan. 26 at Oregon State, improved to 12-18 overall and 3-14 in the Pac-12.
The Bruins (22-8, 12-5) had been tied with idle Oregon for first place. The Bruins finish league play Saturday at Washington.
Jordan Adams led UCLA with 18 points. The Bruins had won four straight games.
Washington State was 0-6 against top 25 teams this season and 0-8 against top 25 teams since defeating No. 18 Washington on Jan. 20, 2011.
Many WSU fans have been calling for the firing of coach Ken Bone. Cougars athletic director Bill Moos has said he is undecided about whether to retain Bone, who has three years and $2.55 million left on his contract.
The Cougars outrebounded UCLA 46-23. Motum and Dexter Kernich-Drew led WSU with 11 rebounds apiece.
UCLA scoring leader Shabazz Muhammad scored 14 points, but hit just 4 of 19 shots, including 2 of 11 from 3-point range.
The Cougars led 35-24 at the half.
The Bruins came out listless, missing nine of their first 10 shots. They were outscored 10-0 on second-chance points in the first half.
Motum, third in the Pac-12 in scoring coming into the night with an average of 17.9 points per game, led Washington State in the opening half with 12 points. UCLA's Muhammad, who was second in the conference in scoring at 18.3, sank just one of eight shots for five points before halftime.
NOTES: UCLA coach Ben Howland called three timeouts in the first 10 minutes, 16 seconds to try to slow Washington State's momentum. ... Two Washington State starters, point guard Mike Ladd and wing DaVonte Lacy, sat out the game with knee injuries. A school spokesperson said Lacy was hurt in Sunday's game at Washington and is out for the year. Ladd has missed the past six games and might not return. ... Before Wednesday's game, UCLA was ranked 31st and Washington State 192nd according to RealtimeRPI.com. Fresno State, at No. 152, represented the top team the Cougars had defeated. ... UCLA came into the game leading the Pac-12 in scoring (76.0 points per game) and field-goal shooting percentage (46.3 percent). Washington State was next to last in the two categories at 63.8 and 42.5 percent, respectively. The Bruins were last in rebounding margin (minus-1.0 per game), but first in assists (17.2 per game) and turnover margin (plus-2.7).

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