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Hoops-Football doubleheader on tap for Cougs
The WSU basketball game will take place before the Cougar football squad hosts UCLA at Martin Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
In their first and only exhibition game before the games count for real, Washington State shook off a game St. Martin's team in Pullman on Tuesday. The Cougars took their first lead of the game at 18-15 with 8:10 to go in the half and led by only a bucket at the break.
Behind Senior forward Brock Motum 's game-high 21 points, the Cougs outscored the visitors by 10 in the second half, winning 62-50. Senior guard Mike Ladd added 12 points.
Redshirt junior D.J. Shelton came close to a double-double, finishing with 9 rebounds and 8 points, while redshirt sophomore Royce Woolridge went for 10 points and had a game-high 3 steals.
The Saints opened the second half on a 5-0 run to take a 31-30 lead with 17 minutes to go in the game. A basket by Woolridge gave the Cougars the lead back, 32-31, with 16:51 to go. The Cougars went on to lead by as many as 12 at 47-35 with 9:16 to go and then again at 56-44 with 4:34 to play. WSU reached its largest lead of the game of 16 points at the 2:05 mark, leading 62-46.
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