WSU beats Missouri State, 89-84, in Great Alaska Shootout fourth-place game
The Cougars and Bears meet for the first time.
WSU had 21 assists on 24 made shots in efficient offensive outing.
WSU takes on Rice for just the second time in the two schools' histories.
Cougars shot cold in the first half in 71-43 loss to UC Santa Barbara.
WSU won the tournament in 2009, it's last appearance in Alaska.
Washington State defeated Idaho State, 80-68, Friday.
Tip-off between WSU and Idaho State is Friday at 6 p.m.
Sophomore Josh Hawkinson netted his first career double-double.
Monday's game will be televised on ROOT Sports Northwest.
Both teams were cold on offense in 65-52 game
Robert Franks, Derrien King, Jeff Pollard and Renard Suggs signed NLIs.