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Low, Washington State remain unbeaten

Dec 23, 2007 - 10:59 PM POCATELLO, Idaho (Ticker) -- Derrick Low and No. 6 Washington State were deadly accurate from the arc in making quick work of Idaho State.

Derrick Low scored 20 points - including five 3-pointers - as the Cougars coasted to a 75-45 victory over the Bengals on Sunday.

Kyle Weaver added 18 points and seven rebounds for Washington State (11-0), which shot 50 percent (8-of-16) from the arc, is off to its best start in 16 years.

The Cougars, who boast a starting five consisting of all upperclassman, are off to their best start since opening the season 12-0 in 1991-92.

Washington State (11-0) opened the game on a 15-5 run and led, 34-20, after 20 minutes. Low, who hit three 3-pointers during the run, scored 16 points in the first half to help the Cougars remain unbeaten.

Once again the Cougars relied on their stingy defense as they held the Bengals to just 38 percent (17-of-44) from the floor. Entering the game Washington State had been allowing just 51.7 points in its first 11 games.

That trend continued in this one as Idaho State shot just 33 percent (7-of-21) in the first half and missed six of its first seven field-goal attempts of the second half.

Washington State took advantage of the cold shooting.

Weaver scored seven points during a 10-0 run that helped Washington to a 44-20 bulge with 16:58 remaining, and the lead grew to 32 when Caleb Forrest hit a jumper that made it 74-42 with 2:24 left.

Matt Stucki scored 10 points for Idaho State (2-8), which has lost three straight loss.

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    WASHINGTON ST (6) 34 41 75
    IDAHO ST 20 25 45 FINAL

    Dec 23 5:48 PM

    (6) WASHINGTON ST 34

    Dec 23 4:51 PM