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College basketball roundup: Cooks leads WSU women past Arizona

Mariah Cooks came off the bench to score 15 points and grab nine rebounds to lead the Washington State women to a 67-46 Pac-12 Conference win over Arizona on Friday night in Pullman.

Borislava Hristova added 14 points for the Cougars (11-4, 2-2), who had 12 different players score to overcome a slow start and poor shooting from 3-point range.

Washington State shot 33 percent in the first half but went 13 of 28 (46 percent) in the second half when the Cougars broke the game open. They hit 3 of 5 behind the arc in the third quarter but 1 of 17 in the other three.

Destiny Graham had 13 points for Arizona (10-5, 1-2), which shot 37.5 percent, going 1 of 8 behind the arc.

(14) Arizona State 68, Washington 61: Sophie Brunner had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Sun Devils beat the Huskies in a Pac-12 game in Seattle.

Arizona State (12-3, 3-0) forced Kelsey Plum to miss a difficult jumper with just more than a minute left and the Sun Devils leading by three.

Kelsey Moos (Reardan High School) grabbed the rebound for Arizona State in the ensuing scrum and then, with 38 seconds left, Elisha Davis drove down the right side and finished with a high-arching runner off the glass to make it 64-59. Davis and Brunner each added a pair of free throws in the final 23.2 seconds to seal the win.

Plum scored 21 for Washington (11-4, 2-2).

Whitworth 62, Pacific 45: K.C. McConnell scored 14 of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Pirates (8-5, 3-1) pulled away late to beat the Boxers (5-7, 0-3) in a Northwest Conference game in Forest Grove, Oregon.

McConnell also pulled down nine rebounds and Grace Douglas added 10 points and three assists for Whitworth, which outscored Pacific 26-10 in the fourth.

The Pirates play at Willamette next Friday and at No. 3 George Fox next Saturday.