Coach Charlie Turner Thorne talked all year about finishing basketball games and this game the squad definitely did exactly that. The Huskies did cut down ASU's lead to 39-36, with 13:14 remaining. Yes the visitors never gave up their lead and with 5:16 remaining had a comfortable 55-45 lead. What undoubtedly sealed the deal for ASU was their 82 percent shooting from the free throw line in the second half, as they scored 14 of their last 16 points from the charity stripe.
Tobin recorded her first double-double of the season, with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Simon (16 points, 5-9 from three-point range) and Brandon (13 points, nine rebounds), were the only other players scoring in double figures for ASU. The visitors shot 49 percent from the field, and their defense allowed Washington to shoot only at a 37 percent clip.
Next up for ASU is a meeting with the Washington State Cougars Saturday in Pullman at 1pm P.T.