College Basketball: Oregon Ducks Obliterate Washington State Cougars, 92-75
The Oregon Ducks beat Washington State 92-75 in Pullman on Thursday night, ending the Cougars' six-game winning streak.
If you're looking for a new definition of domination, go watch a replay of Thursday night's game.
Oregon had its way with Washington State, and it began with a first half dominated by the Ducks' bench. It outscored the Cougars' bench 31-6 in the first period.
This effort was led by senior forward Olu Ashaolu, who finished the game with 23 points and 10 rebounds. His 23-point performance was 17 points higher than his season average.
As for the rest of the Ducks, they also had their way on offense, as the team shot almost 70 percent from the floor.
On the other side, Washington State had very few bright spots.
DaVonte Lacy shot 5-for-5 from three-point range during the first half, keeping the Cougars at least within a respectable distance. Leading scorer Faisal Aden scored only four points, and starter Charlie Enquist played only 10 minutes, scoring no points. Lacy and senior guard Marcus Capers both fouled out of the contest.
This loss was devastating for the now 8-5 Cougars. After a six-game winning streak, putting in a sorry effort at home was the last thing they wanted to do as conference play begins.
They have a chance to put this game behind them, as they continue their conference schedule on New Year's Eve, hosting Oregon State, who also lost its Pac-12 opener.
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