Washington State junior center Bella Murekatete shoots over USC's Rayah Marshall during Sunday's Pac-12 Conference game at Beasley Coliseum. Murekatete finished wtih 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals in the Cougars' win.

PULLMAN — The Washington State women's basketball team came out ready to go for Sunday's Pac-12 Conference game against USC. The Cougars need every bit of the offensive arsenal they had in the first half, as the Trojans clamped down defensively in the final 20 minutes.

But it was Washington State's defense that did the job in the end.

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