PULLMAN, Wash. - Nikola Dragovic scored a career-high 20 points and No. 13 UCLA hung on to beat Washington State 61-59 on Thursday for its 16th straight win in Pullman.
Dragovic made 6-of-10 3 pointers as UCLA (15-3, 5-1 Pac-10) rebounded from a loss to Arizona State.
Washington State (11-7, 3-3) had a chance to win at the buzzer, but Marcus Capers' long shot missed the rim.
It was UCLA's ninth straight win over the Cougars, and they have not lost in Pullman since 1993.
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