From Pullman – Washington State men’s basketball (18-13, 11-9) blew out the Oregon Ducks (18-13, 11-9) 94-74 on Senior Night to close out the program’s best season since Klay Thompson wore the No. 1.
Washington State took control of the game in the middle of the first half with an 8-0 run on the middle of the first half and never looked back. The Cougs never really had any major runs but usually picked a defensive stop between made buckets. It was one of those games were eveything that could go right went right.
That dominance continued right out of the gate out of the half time locker room as WSU outscored the Ducks 24-14 over the first ten minutes of the second half.
Oregon never really posed a threat in the final ten. Senior Will Burghhardt just about brought the house down with a three to give WSU its final point total. The students had spent about two minutes chanting his name and he paid it off in spades.
Noah Williams led all scorers with 19 points in what was easily his best offensive performance of the season. The junior was one of five Cougs in double digits.
The Cougars hit 50% from the field and 47.1% from beyond the arc. It was an absolutely dominant performance on their home floor.
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Photo Credit: Washington State athletic communications