Andrej Jakimovski scored a career-high 22 points, Justin Powell added a season-high 20 and Mouhamed Gueye had his second consecutive double-double to help Washington State beat Arizona State 75-58 Saturday night to snap a three-game skid.
Gueye, who has nine double-doubles this season, finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds. The 6-foot-11 sophomore grabbed seven offensive rebounds and his 80 this season are most in the Pac-12.
Washington State (10-13, 5-7), which went into the game averaging a Pac-12 leading 8.4 made 3s per game and shooting 35.7% from behind the arc (No. 2 in the conference), hit just two of their first 12 3-point shots as the Sun Devils took a 12-11 lead midway through the first half.
But Powell hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Cougars the lead for good before Jakimovski added three more in a 17-4 spurt. DJ Rodman converted a traditional three-point play and Gueye made another 3-pointer to give the Cougars a 15-point lead before Devan Cambridge answered from beyond the arc to make it 36-24 at halftime.
Arizona State (16-6, 6-5) has lost four games in a row.
Frankie Collins led the Sun Devils with 16 points, 13 in the second half. Desmond Cambridge Jr. added 15 points and Warren Washington had 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
The Cougars went nearly 7 minutes without a made field goal as ASU used a 14-6 spurt to trim its deficit to 53-48 when Austin Nunez hit two free throws with 6:45 to play, but Jakimovski answered with a 3-pointer 28 seconds later and the Sun Devils got no closer.
Powell hit six and Jakimovski five of Washington State’s 14 3-pointers.
WSU outrebounded the Sun Devils 47-33 and used a 16-7 edge on the offensive glass to outscore Arizona State 10-0 in second-chance points.
Arizona State returns home to play Thursday against Oregon State.
Washington State hits the road to take on Southern California on Thursday.
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