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Cougars knock off Colorado 82-68 at Pac-12

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.
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Washington State's CJ Elleby, left, and DJ Rodman celebrate after a play against Colorado during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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.