Arizona 65, Washington State 62

Klay Thompson reacts after missing what would have been a shot to take No. 25 Arizona to OT. AP

Cougs go cold in narrow loss to Arizona

PULLMAN – The disparities were glaring.

From the myriad attempts from the field and the free throw line that rimmed out, an unsavory rebounding margin and its prized guard being held to his smallest output of the season, Washington State’s struggles were apparent.

And, still, its position wasn’t hopeless.

Trailing by two in the closing seconds, the ball was naturally in the hands of Cougar star Klay Thompson. The 6-foot-6 Wooden Award nominee caught the ball on the wing, slashed inside and turned around to create space before letting it go from 12 feet.

Off the mark.

WSU’s 65-63 loss to 25th-ranked Arizona on Saturday night at Beasley Coliseum wasn’t dictated by one ill-fated possession, though, or the fact Thompson put up a season-low nine points

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