Ladd leads Cougs to first Pac-12 win over Utah

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) --
style="font-weight: bold;">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
style="font-weight: bold;">Royce Woolridge added 14 points each
and DaVonte Lacy and
style="font-weight: bold;">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 Seymour11 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
style="font-weight: bold;">Jarred DuBois with 3:46 left but got
no closer.
The Utes shot 46 percent (23 of 50) for the game while the Cougars shot
50 percent (24 of 28).
Washington State scored 28 points off 17 Utah turnovers.