Washington State Cruises Past Oregon State, 63-45

Jan. 14, 2005

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Jeff Varem scored 14 points and grabbed 13 reboundsThursday night as Washington State defeated Oregon State 63-45.

Freshman Kyle Weaver scored a season-high 12 points and Thomas Kelati added11 for the Cougars (8-6, 3-2 Pacific-10).

David Lucas led Oregon State (10-5, 2-2) with 12 points and six rebounds.Oregon State's 45 points and 31.1 percent shooting from the field were seasonlows.

The 3-2 Pac-10 start is Washington State's best since a 5-2 start in1994-95.

Oregon State's only lead was 1-0 but the Cougars scored the next 15 points.The Beavers made an 11-0 run to pull within 24-23, but Washington State led29-23 at the half and had an 8-2 start in the second half.

Oregon State played without starting guard J.S. Nash, who was suspended foran undisclosed violation of team rules. Nash is Oregon State's third-leadingscorer, averaging 10.6 points per game,

The Beavers missed their first seven field-goal attempts.

The Cougars have produced their three highest point totals of the season inthe last three games.

WSU opened Thursday night's game 6-for-8 from the field, including 4-for-5on 3-pointers.

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