Cougars routed by Arizona

  • Thu Jan 26th, 2012 11:33pm
  • Sports

By Bob Baum Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. — Kyle Fogg scored 20 points and Solomon Hill 17, leading a shower of Arizona 3-pointers that buried Washington State 85-61 on Thursday night.

Fogg, 4-for-6 on 3s, scored 18 in the first half as the Wildcats built a 42-27 lead. Hill, who made three of four 3-pointers, scored 15 in the second half. Brendon Lavender added 14, including shooting 4-for-5 on 3s. Overall, Arizona made a season-best 15 of 26 from behind the line.

Arizona made just three of 20 3s in Saturday’s one-point loss at Colorado.

Faisal Aden, the reigning Pacific-12 Conference player of the week after scoring 33 against Stanford and 24 against Cal — both Washington State victories — left the game with what appeared to be a serious left knee injury with 4:02 to play in the first half.

Brock Motum scored 18 for Washington State.

Arizona had 23 assists on 30 field goals.

Aden was hurt on a drive to the basket, falling to the court in pain after being stripped of the ball by Arizona’s Jordin Mayes. He sprawled out in obvious pain as Arizona took the ball downcourt before a timeout eventually was called. Aden could not put any weight on the leg as he was helped from the court.

Arizona’s Josiah Turner scored his team’s first six points of the second half but was ejected after drawing his second technical foul for shoving Motum with 10:06 to play.

The incident occurred in a 7-0 Washington State spurt that cut the lead to 61-48 on Motum’s layup with 9:58 remaining. But Hill’s basket on a spin move in the lane triggered a 9-1 run. Hill capped the outburst with Arizona’s 10th 3-pointer of the night and the Wildcats led 70-49 with 7:48 to go.

Fogg matched his season high for 3s in a game by halftime, going 4-for- 6 and scoring 18 points. Overall, the Wildcats made seven of 12 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes to Washington State’s 1-for-7.

Arizona outscored the Cougars 10-2 over the final 2:37 of the half to lead 42-27 at the break.

Cougars coach Ken Bone drew a technical complaining about a foul call against DaVonte’ Lacy with 7:07 to go. Lavender made one of the two subsequent free throws to complete a 7-0 run that put Arizona up 27-18.