Arizona 76, Washington St. 72

Brendon Lavender scored 17 points and Jesse Perry had two late

baskets that lifted Arizona over Washington State 76-72 on Thursday

night.

Kyle Fogg had 16 points and Perry scored 14 for Arizona (19-8,

10-4 Pac-12), which won its fifth straight game and remains in the

hunt for the Pac-12 title.

Brock Motum scored 28 points for Washington State (13-13, 5-9),

but missed four of five free throws in the closing minutes. The

Cougars have lost five of their past seven games.