Jerryd Bayless began the game 1-5 but would up scoring 23 points on 6-12 shooting. He knocked down three three-pointers, but more importantly shut down WSU leading scorer Derrick Low. Low did not score until the 2:38 mark of the second half, by then the game was out of reach.
At one point Arizona made eight three pointers in a row and used a big second half run to separate them from the Cougars.
Arizona got out of the gate slow, falling behind 9-5 when Kevin O'Neill called a timeout. After the timeout Arizona hung around for the next few minutes and eventually went on a 9-2 run to take a lead.
Arizona opened up the second half with a 13-7 run to give them a little cushion at 47-38.