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Cougars upset 7th-ranked Arizona in overtime

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PULLMAN, Wash. - Saturday night the Cougars gave up a 7-point lead in the final minute to force overtime against No. 7 Arizona. But that turned out to be no problem for the Cougars who scored the first six points in overtime and held on to beat 7th-ranked Arizona 77-73 in overtime.

Washington State had not won an overtime game in eight tries and had not beaten such a highly ranked opponent at home in 24 years. It was only their second win over the Wildcats in the last 43 meetings.

The Cougars (14-2) got their biggest win at home since beating No. 6 UCLA in 1983, and topped 13 wins for the first time since 1995-96.