No. 8 WSU Bounces Back with Win Against Oregon State
Jan. 17, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Aron Baynes scored 17 points and Derrick Low had 15 to help No. 8 Washington State beat Oregon State 69-46 Thursday night.
Washington State (15-1, 3-1 Pac-10), coming off its only loss of the season at UCLA, broke open the game at the start of the second half, outscoring the Beavers 20-4 in the first nine minutes.
Oregon State (6-11, 0-5) has lost seven straight games. Seth Tarver had 12 points for OSU and Josh Tarver added 10.
The Beavers shot 41 percent from the floor and committed 15 turnovers against the nation's top defense, which is allowing only 52 points per game.
Taylor Rochestie added nine points for Washington State, which shot 51 percent and made 9 of 18 3-pointers to win its 13th straight home game.
Washington State dominated the rebounding, 33-17.
Low's 15 points gave him 1,012 in his career and made him the 28th WSU player to reach that milestone.
Washington State led 34-24 at halftime, and then scored the first 10 points of the second half, five by Low, for a 44-24 advantage.
Oregon State did not score for the first 5:40 of the second half, until Roeland Schaftenaar's basket cut the deficit to 44-26.
Low's 3-pointer capped an 8-0 run that lifted WSU to a 54-28 lead, at which point the Cougars had made 8 of 10 field goal attempts in the second half, including four 3-pointers