Arizona State steps up defense against Washinton State

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Ty Abbott scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and added four assists as Arizona State held Washington State to its lowest point total of the season, beating the Cougars 71-46 yesterday in Pac-10 play.

Eric Boateng added 11 points and nine rebounds while Trent Lockett contributed 12 points for Arizona State.