PULLMAN — Isaiah Thomas hit two 3-pointers and scored 10 of his 22 points during a crucial second-half stretch, and Washington squandered a 14-point halftime lead before beating Washington State 59-52 on Saturday night.
With the Huskies (19-9, 9-7 Pac-10) trailing 44-41 after scoring just six points in 12 minutes, Thomas hit a tying 3-pointer. He followed with two free throws and, after a Scott Suggs 3-pointer, Thomas hit again from behind the arc to push the Huskies in front by four, 52-48.
Thomas added two free throws with 3:18 left after a few words with WSU’s DeAngelo Casto, and Washington’s lead was six. The Cougars (16-12, 6-10) got no closer than four.
Casto matched his career high with 19 points, but Washington State’s leading scorer, Klay Thompson, continued to slump. Thompson had five points on 2-of-14 shooting.