Ladd leads Cougs to first Pac-12 win

Ladd leads Cougs to first Pac-12 win

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Washington State guard Mike Ladd (2) shoots for 3 points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Pullman, Wash. Ladd lead all scorers with 22 points as Washington State won 75-65. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 11:42 PM

PULLMAN - Mike Ladd had 22 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead five Washington State players scoring in double figures in a 75-65 win against Utah on Wednesday night.

Brock Motum and Royce Woolridge added 14 points each and DaVonte Lacy and D.J Shelton 10 apiece for the Cougars (10-7, 1-3 Pac-12), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Brandon Taylor had 13 points and Justin Seymour 11 for the Utes (8-9, 0-5).

Utah fought back from a 16-point deficit with the help of back-to-back three-point plays by Seymour to get within 47-41 with just under 10 minutes to play.

But Motum, who went scoreless in the first half, hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key and added a layup off a steal to help push the Cougars to a 60-46 advantage with six minutes remaining.

Utah got back within 10 on 3-pointer from Jarred DuBois with 3:46 left but got no closer. The Utes shot 46 percent (23 of 50) for the game.

Washington State scored 28 points off 17 Utah turnovers.


 

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