RECORD: 11-8 overall, 3-4 Pac-10
COMING UP: Tonight at Arizona State, 6; Saturday at Arizona, 10 a.m., CBS
OUTLOOK: Two tough home losses have Washington State searching for answers starting a four-game road trip. First up are the 14th-ranked Sun Devils (5-2, 16-3) and their sophomore All-American, James Harden. The 6-foot-5 Harden leads the conference in scoring (22 points per game) and steals (1.9) and is eighth in assists (4.2). He’s complemented inside by senior center Jeff Pendergraph, who is averaging 13.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. The Wildcats (2-5, 12-8) have struggled in conference but still have 6-10 Jordan Hill (18.4 points, 11.9 rebounds) in the middle and Chase Budinger (17 points) and Nic Wise (13.2) outside.