Washington State snaps skid, bests Arizona State

Andrej Jakimovski scored a career-high 22 points, Justin Powell added a season-high 20 and Washington State ended a three-game losing streak with a 75-58 victory over Arizona State on Saturday at Pullman, Wash.Mouhamed Gueye added 11 points with 15 rebounds as the Cougars (10-13, 5-7 Pac-12) avenged a Jan. 5 defeat to the Sun Devils and improved to 7-3 at home.Frankie Collins scored 16 points and Desmond Cambridge Jr. added 15 as the Sun Devils (15-7, 6-5) continued their freefall from near the top of the Pac-12 standings with a fourth consecutive loss. Arizona State lost a showdown game against UCLA for first place on Jan. 19 and hasn’t won since.Warren Washington had 12 points for the Sun Devils, who were playing without third-leading scorer DJ Horne (11.2 points per game) because of “conduct detrimental to the team,” according to the ESPN broadcast.Washington State took advantage of Arizona State’s new-look lineup without Horne, taking their first lead eight minutes into the game and opening their first double-digit advantage at 27-16 on a layup by Gueye.The Cougars led by as many as 15 points in the first half on two occasions and were up 36-24 at halftime. Washington State made eight 3-pointers in the first half, including one from Gueye, just his fifth of the season.