Nov. 22, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Chris Crosby scored 29 points as Washington State jumped out to a 22-point halftime lead en route to an 83-55 victory over Grambling State on Monday night.
The victory was the first for the Cougars (1-1) under coach Paul Graham, who replaced Kevin Eastman at the end of last season.
The Tigers (0-2) briefly led in the opening minutes before Washington State took over for good early in the first half.
Grambling State went on a 10-point scoring run midway through the second half to close to within 57-43, but Washington State responded with a 14-point run that put the game out of reach.
Crosby shot 12-for-17 for Washington State. David Adams added 12 points and Blake Pengelly had 10 assists and nine points.
Chris Thomas led the Tigers with 18 points and Devin Ewing scored 16, making all four of his 3-point attempts.
Washington State shot 65 percent in the first half and forced Grambling into 29 turnovers.