BEAR DOWN: Wazzu ends 13-game skid to UA

Arizona has lost five straight for the first time since the 1983-84 season

Washington State 69, Wildcats 55

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Washington State ended a 13-game losing streak to Arizona Saturday afternoon, beating the Wildcats 69-55 at McKale Center.

The victory gave the Cougars (10-14, 3-8) their first road sweep in the Pac-12 since 2009.

UA (14-10, 5-6) lost a fifth straight game for the first time since the 1983-84 season when the Cats fell six straight times during Lute Olsen’s first year as head coach. It’s also the first time since 2008 that Arizona has been swept at home on a conference weekend (USC and UCLA).

Robert Franks led the Cougars with 34 points. He knocked down eight three-point shots. Justin Coleman scored 14 for Arizona.

The Wildcats return to action next weekend when they head to the Rocky Mountains to take on Colorado and Utah.

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Arizona coach Sean Miller watches during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. Washington State defeated Arizona 69-55. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Arizona coach Sean Miller watches during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Washington State, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. Washington State defeated Arizona 69-55. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)