Cougs Fall To Huskies In Final Game Of Regular Season

SEATTLE (AP) — Quincy Pondexter scored 16 points and Jon Brockman tied his career high with 18 rebounds in his final home game to lead No. 16 Washington to a 67-60 victory over Washington State on Saturday, clinching its first outright conference championship since 1953.

Venoy Overton scored 14 points and threw the ball high toward the roof of raucous Hec Edmundson Pavilion as the final buzzer sounded. He then danced across the edge of the scorer’s table while fans stormed the court and demanded the nets be cut down.

The Huskies (24-7, 14-4) won their first Pac-10 outright title, and first outright championship in any league since winning the Pacific Coast Conference 56 years ago.

Taylor Rochestie overcame a cold start to score 23 points for Washington State (16-14, 8-10), which lost both games to its arch rival this season after beating the Huskies seven consecutive times.

Rochestie hit the 20 point plateau for the fourth time this season. He led all WSU scorers on Saturday.

Aron Baynes scored his 1,000th career point against the Huskies, a feat that came at the 11:01 mark in the second half. Baynes now has 1,003 points as a Cougar.

Baynes had his fifth double-double of the season on Saturday, the senior tied his season high with three blocked shots.

Daven Harmeling missed the game because of a right shoulder sprain he suffered in practice; he is listed day-to-day.

With the loss at UW, the Cougars are looking at either a seventh or eighth seed in the Pac-10 tournament next weekend in Los Angeles.