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Washington State hits 16 3-pointers in 94-74 win over Ducks

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Washington State guard Noah Williams (24) drives to the basket while defended by Oregon guard Rivaldo Soares (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 94-74.
Washington State guard Noah Williams (24) drives to the basket while defended by Oregon guard Rivaldo Soares (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 5, 2022, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 94-74. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) Photo Gallery

PULLMAN — Noah Williams scored 19 points and Washington State made 16 3-pointers in a 94-74 victory over Oregon on Saturday, creating a three-way tie for fifth place in the Pac-12 Conference.

The Cougars blew through the first half, making nine 3-pointers and taking a 46-32 lead at the break. They finished 16 of 34 from 3-point distance. Williams made 3 of 5 from deep but the hottest Cougar was Tyrell Roberts who was 5 of 7 for 15 points.

Efe Abogidi had 14 points and six rebounds, Michael Flowers added 10 points with six assists and TJ Bamba scored 10 points. Williams had eight assists. The Cougars shot 50% from the field.

Jacob Young led Oregon with 21 points. Franck Kepnang and Eric Williams Jr. added 11 points each. The Ducks shot 48% overall and made 4 of 12 3-pointers.

Oregon lost both games on its trip north, having also lost to Washington on Thursday. Oregon has lost five of six since defeating Washington State two weeks ago.

Oregon (18-13, 11-9 Pac-12), Washington State (also 18-13, 11-9) and Washington (16-14, 11-9) tied for fifth place in the conference.

The Cougars finished with a winning Pac-12 season for the first time since 2007-08. The last time WSU finished sixth or better was in 2011-12.

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