Huskies pull away from Cougars for 72-68 victory
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By TIM BOOTH
SEATTLE (AP) Scott Suggs hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4 minutes remaining and finished with 23 points, and Washington beat rival Washington State 72-68 on Sunday, handing the Cougars their ninth straight loss.
Suggs' 3 from the top of the key snapped a 57-all tie. It was his fifth 3-pointer, tying his career high, and he added four more free throws as the Huskies (16-13, 8-8 Pac-12) took a 65-57 lead with 2:28 remaining. Washington won consecutive games for the first time since early January when the Huskies started conference play 4-0 before losing eight of nine.
Washington won its fifth straight over the Cougars.
Updated March 3, 2013