PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Cate Reese scored 26 points on Friday night and No. 21 Arizona never trailed after the first quarter in a 74-67 win over Washington State.
Reese made all 11 of her free throws and the Wildcats (14-3, 3-3 Pac-12) made 21 of 22 from the foul line. Aari McDonald added 19 points and eight rebounds.
Arizona scored the first nine points of the third quarter and added a 7-0 run later in the period to pull away.
Lucia Alonso's 3-pointer with 8:43 left in the game gave Arizona its largest lead at 64-46. The Cougars went on a 13-2 run to cut the defict to seven and got within 70-65 with 39 seconds left.
The Cougars (9-8, 2-3) shot 56% (28 of 50) from the field but were only 4 of 9 from the foul line.
Chanelle Molina had 19 points, Borislava Hristova scored 14 and Ula Motuga added 10 for Washington State.