No. 9 Cougars Dominate Border Battle 74-43

Nov. 16, 2007

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Aron Baynes had 12 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 9 Washington State to a 74-43 rout of Idaho on Friday night.

Derrick Low scored 12 points and Robbie Cowgill, Taylor Rochestie, Kyle Weaver and Daven Harmeling each had 10 for the Cougars (3-0), who jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never trailed.

WSU took a 36-24 lead at the half and hit 24 of 47 shots from the field in the game. Idaho shot 35.2 percent from the floor (19-for-54) and was successful on just 1 of 6 free-throw tries.

Jordan Brooks led Idaho (1-2) with 14 points and five rebounds.

WSU's defense held the Vandals scoreless for the first 6 minutes and Idaho went scoreless for large chunks of the game.

The Vandals put together a 10-2 run midway through the second period, but Rochestie hit a pair of free throws to make it 58-38.

After Idaho climbed to 15-11 on Darin Nagle's jam with about 9 minutes remaining in the first half, WSU went on an 11-0 run over the next 3 1/2 minutes.

The Cougars were the second Top 25 team Idaho played this week. The Vandals lost to No. 14 Gonzaga 80-43 on Tuesday.

The Cougars have dominated the cross-border series in recent years, winning five straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings. Idaho last won 62-58 in the 2002-03. The Cougars lead the all-time series 156-107.

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