Sophomore forward CJ Elleby scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Washington State defeated visiting Washington, 79-67, Sunday afternoon in Pullman, Washington.
Elleby, a Seattle native, shot 9-for-16 from the field, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, to eclipse his previous best of 27 points against Arizona State on Jan. 29.
Isaac Bonton had 12 points and a game-high four assists for the Cougars (14-10, 5-6 Pac-12 Conference) and Jervae Robinson and Noah Williams each scored 10 points. Jeff Pollard added eight points and 10 rebounds to share game-high honors in that category with Elleby.
The Cougars snapped a four-game losing streak against the Huskies in the Apple Cup, beating them for the first time since Feb. 26, 2017.
Nahziah Carter led Washington (12-12, 2-9) with 18 points, all of which came in the second half.
Jaden McDaniels added 16 points, six rebounds and three assists, Marcus Tsohonis had 13 points and Isaiah Stewart had 11 points and seven rebounds. Stewart, the Huskies’ leading scorer with 17.7 points per game, was limited to 3-for-10 shooting from the field.
Elleby scored 18 points in the first half as the Cougars took a 38-33 advantage.
The Huskies, who suffered their sixth straight loss and dropped to 0-6 on the road this season, took their last lead at 44-43 with 15:53 remaining on a putback by Stewart.
The Cougars responded with a 10-1 run, in which Elleby scored the final seven points after Robinson made a 3-pointer. Elleby added another 3-pointer, two free throws and a layup off a turnover for a 53-45 edge.
Washington pulled within 67-63 with 2:28 left as McDaniels made a 3-pointer while being fouled and completed the four-point play.
The Cougars made all 10 of their free-throw attempts in the final 2:18 to pull away.
—Field Level Media