Freshman Borislava Hristova led visiting Washington State to a 78-72 victory over previously unbeaten San Diego.

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SAN DIEGO – Freshman Borislava Hristova led Washington State to a 78-72 victory over previously unbeaten San Diego on Sunday.

Hristova collected 21 points and five rebounds as the Cougars (7-1) concluded a nine-day trip by shooting 54.2 percent from the field.

Washington State is 7-1 for the first time since the 1994-95 season. The Cougars host Gonzaga on Tuesday.

Sophomore Caila Hailey scored a career-high 11 points for the Cougars.

WSU’s bench players outscored Toreros reserves 32-4.

After San Diego took a one-point lead with slightly more than seven minutes to play, the Cougars went on an 11-3 run to produce a 73-66 advantage with two minutes left in the game.

The Toreros (7-1) cut the WSU lead to three points with 45 seconds to play before senior Mariah Cooks put the game away with a layup and free throw.

The Cougars made a season-low 12 turnovers and held San Diego to 41.4 percent shooting from the field.

Malina Hood led San Diego with 28 points and Maya Hood added 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Zags triumph

SPOKANE – Gonzaga used a 10-3 run over the final 3:45 to pull away and defeat Montana State 65-52.

The Zags (6-3) made a season-high eight three-point baskets on their 16 attempts from long range.

Elle Tinkle led Gonzaga with 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting. Shelby Cheslek had 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Zags shot 37.5 percent, compared with 37.0 percent for Montana State.

Gonzaga had a 40-32 rebounding advantage and outscored the Bobcats (5-3) from the free-throw line 15-9.

Montana State’s Peyton Ferris scored a game-high 14 points and Riley Nordgaard added 11 points and nine rebounds.


Kristine Anigwe poured in 43 points and No. 18 California set a school scoring record in a 117-99 victory over Sacramento State. Sacramento State attempted an NCAA-record 79 three-point shots, making 19.

• In other games involving Pac-12 teams, No. 17 Arizona State beat Columbia 70-49; USC cruised past UNLV 73-42; and Long Beach State defeated Colorado 59-42.

• In top-five games, No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 14 Duke 66-55 and fourth-ranked Baylor overwhelmed Grambling 96-42.