Very tight to the end with UW having several shots a tht lead in the final couple of minutes but never quite nudging ahead.
Clearly the game turned down the stretch when WSU was able to get the ball out of the hands of Spencer Hawes and Jon Brockman.
Also interesting was Justin Dentmon's take, which I quote in one of the comments down below.
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Star of the game: WSU guard Taylor Rochestie scored 16 points off the bench, picking a timely night to lead his team in scoring for the first time since transferring from Tulane. His 31 minutes played also was his high as a Cougar.
Key stats: The Cougars shot 51 percent from the field and held UW to 37.5 percent. … The WSU bench contributed 24 points, while Washington's bench provided two – a second-half lay-in by Adrien Oliver.
Key run: Washington got 37 points from its big men: 22 from Spencer Hawes and 15 from Jon Brockman. But they were held scoreless over the final five minutes and 33 seconds as WSU moved from one point down to its four-point victory. UW was scoreless over the final three and a half minutes and missed its last seven shots.
Observations: WSU has won four straight in the series. It is the first time they have swept UW in back-to-back seasons since the 1967-68 and 1968-69 seasons. … The Cougars became the second ranked team to beat UW at home in the last 11 visits. … Washington outrebounded WSU, 22-10, in the second half. … Brockman recorded his 12th double-double of the season.
Quotable: "When I'm open, the coaches and players have been telling me I have to look for my shot more and try to stay more aggressive. and that's what I did tonight." – WSU guard Taylor Rochestie.
Next for UW: 11 a.m. Saturday, at Pittsburgh, Petersen Events Center.