Pullman, WA (Sports Network) - Losers of nine straight, with their last win coming back in late January, Washington State truly had nothing to lose.
And with that mentality came a win.
Brock Motum scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, as the Cougars jumped out to a jaw-dropping lead and held off every UCLA rally to down the 23rd- ranked Bruins, 73-61.
Washington State (12-18, 3-13 Pac-12) was just 2-14 in its last 16 games prior to Wednesday. UCLA (22-8, 12-5), fresh off a season sweep of Arizona, came in on a four-game winning streak.
And then the ball was tipped.
Royce Woolridge sparked an early 25-4 lead and ended with 19 points, while D.J. Shelton added 13 points and six rebounds. Dexter Kernich-Drew posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Jordan Adams scored 18 points and Shabazz Muhammad added 14 in the loss. Muhammad made just 4-of-19 shots, part of UCLA's 38.6 percent shooting night. UCLA had entered the night tied with Oregon for the top spot in the league standings.