Arizona St. ousts Arizona; Washington St. to face UCLA
LOS ANGELES - PAC-10 Player of the Year James Harden scored 27 points and eight rebounds, as No. 23 Arizona beat Arizona 68-56 Thursday afternoon, possibly ousting them from any chance of getting into the NCAA tournament.
Ty Abbot scored 11 points for the Sun Devils, and Jeff Pendergraph added 10 points and nine rebounds. Arizona State, which already has a berth to the big dance assured, will play Friday night in the semifinals.
Jordan Hill scored 20 points and 13 rebounds for Arizona.
Washington State, meanwhile, plays UCLA Thursday night, with tipoff slated for 8:30 p.m.