LAS VEGAS (AP) — CJ Ellerby scored 30 points and hit six 3-pointers, helping Washington State knock off Colorado 82-68 in the final Pac-12 tournament game with fans.
The Pac-12 followed suit of the NCAA and other major conferences by limiting the final three days of its tournament to essential personnel only.
With a few thousand fans in the stands, the 11th-seeded Cougars jumped on Colorado and didn't let up, quickly turning the final game of the opening round into a rout.
Isaac Bonton added 15 points, despite shooting 5-17 from the floor. He also had 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
It's WSU's first Pac-12 tournament win since 2009. It's also the first time an 11 seed won a tournament game.
McKinley Wright IV had 21 points and Tyler Bey 19 to lead the Buffaloes.
The Cougars will face the #3 seed Arizona State on Thursday in the quarterfinals.