Bonton, Rodman help Washington St. beat Oregon St. 59-55
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Isaac Bonton had 15 points, seven assists and three steals, DJ Rodman scored all his career-high 13 points in the second half, and Washington State beat Oregon State 59-55 on Wednesday night.
Alzaj Kunc and Noah Williams scored 12 points apiece for WSU (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12).
Oregon State scored the final eight first-half points and opened the second with a 7-0 run to open a 10-point lead - matching its largest of the game - and Dearon Tucker made two free throws to make it 39-29 with 14:24 to play. Efe Abogidi answered with a dunk to spark a 24-7 run that gave the Cougars a 53-46 lead. Rodman scored all his points during that stretch and his third 3-pointer capped the spurt with 5:47 to go.
Zach Reichle scored 12 points and Warith Alatishe added 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Oregon State (2-1, 0-1).
Reichle hit a 3-pointer and Ethan Thompson made 1 of 2 free throws to trim Oregon State's deficit to a point with 59 seconds left. Kunc made two foul shots, and after Reichle missed a 3, Bonton made a free throw to cap the scoring with 6 seconds remaining.
The teams combined to make 2 of 13 from the field in the final 5 minutes.
Bonton, who averaged 15.3 points last season as a junior, made just 4 of 18 from the field and is shooting just 23.7% (14 of 59) this season.
Abogidi, a 6-foot-10 freshman from Nigeria, finished with seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals.