PULLMAN — Lia Galdeira scored 27 points as Washington State beat its second ranked opponent this season, 85-78, over No. 24 Arizona State.
Tia Presley had 17 points for the Cougars (7-6, 1-0 Pac-12). Sage Romberg scored 10 points and Mariah Cooks added 11.
Kelsey Moos scored 17 points for the Sun Devils (11-2, 0-1). Arizona State was one of three schools entering the night with only one loss.
The Cougars took a 50-45 lead early in the second on a 3-point jumper by Presley. The Sun Devils kept it close — coming within one point of tying the game — but were never able to regain the advantage.
ASU jumped to an 11-2 advantage early in the first period. Washington State answered with an 18-5 surge to lead 30-28 four minutes left before halftime.