Five Cougar seniors were honored Friday night in their final match at Bohler Gym.
WSU had 21 assists on 24 made shots in efficient offensive outing.
Lia Galdeira led all scorers with 24 points as the Cougars fell, 76-64.
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.
Washington State finished 3-1-1 in the Dominican Republic.
WSU plays Michigan Friday and No. 10 Maryland Saturday.
Ver'Leea Hardaway had seven kills, hit .556 and had four blocks Wednesday night.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.
Washington State earns win and a tie.
Washington State rewarded for work in the classroom.
The Cougars spent the day at the beach.