Cougars Cruise to Victory, 76-25

Nov. 15, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Aron Baynes scored 14 points as Washington State mauled Mississippi Valley State 76-25 in its season opener on Saturday.

Five freshmen played for Washington State (1-0), but the Cougars looked good despite graduating the heart of a team that put together consecutive 26-win seasons.

Mississippi Valley (0-1), which lost just 80-64 at No. 15 Arizona State on Friday, looked virtually helpless.

The 25 points they scored was one lower than in last year's 71-26 loss to WSU, and is the lowest point total by a WSU opponent since 1948. Washington State scored the first 28 points in the game.

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