Highlights: Washington men's basketball continues hot tear with victory at Arizona

Action-reaction ASU’s Hurley sounds off on no-show students shaky defense and poor shooting

The Washington basketball team are now 10-0 in the Pac-12, 19-4 overall.

"Some of it was childish on my part, a little bit frustrated with our ability to make shots on Thursday night", Hurley said.

The players complained, but the tactic worked. It was Arizona State's best shooting night in a Pac-12 game since 2009.

Franks should be a safe bet for Pac-12 player of the week and Washington State is nobody's pushover if the Cougars can match these types of performances, beginning with a home game next week against Pac-12 leader Washington.

The upgrade could be due to an unusual coaching maneuver by Hurley, who barred his team from launching in a single shot in practice Friday. I'm going with Washington State on the cover. "Guys knew what was at stake, how important this game was".

Arizona freshman Devonaire Doutrive had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Washington (19-5, 10-1) clicked on all cylinders in a win against Arizona on Thursday.

The Huskies took away ASU's perimeter game (6 of 17 on three-pointers), forced 24 turnovers and kept the game within reach for most of the night.

"This trip gave us an opportunity to find out who we are", Cougars coach Ernie Kent said. "We were throwing stuff against the wall, seeing what would stick".

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Washington State Cougars (9-14, 2-8): Tough times are upon the Cougars of Wazzu, but perhaps the win over ASU on Thursday was what they needed to get things going for them.

The Sun Devils fell into a big early hole and never had a chance to recover thanks to poor perimeter shooting.

Franks had 21 first-half points on 7-of-9 shooting, 5-for-6 3-pointers. The Sun Devils were much better defensively, too, holding the Huskies without a field goal for almost eight minutes and 3-of-16 shooting from 3 in the first half.

However, the Sun Devils had great success getting the ball into the high post, which is something most UW opponents are unable to do. Huskies coach Mike Hopkins called a timeout less than a minute into the half, pounding his chest and yelling "Show some heart!" after no one boxed out White on a putback.

"We fought for the entire game, never gave up", Dickerson said. ". We literally fed off our opponents' crowds to get our game to another level".

The Huskies are still in control of the Pac-12 race, but will have to regroup after a dud in the desert.

The Wildcats need to do some serious winning, and although an NCAA Tournament bid seems unlikely, it's time to play for pride. CJ Elleby almost had a triple-double for Washington State in that one with 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

With under 13 minutes to play the Cougars had a 16 point lead. However, the team's crowning achievement in the victory was its commitment to controlling the paint, as ASU had more than double the points in the paint of Washington (42-20) and nearly twice as many rebounds (40-23). The Wildcats are sitting on a four-game losing streak right now, falling to USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Washington in that stretch.

Across the court, this Arizona State (15-7) team has been considerably inconsistent this season.

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