Nov. 10, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Senior Jeff Varem notched a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Washington State to a 62-53 men's basketball victory over Lewis-Clark State, Wednesday night.
The game was an exhibition for the Cougars while the NAIA Warriors count the game as regular season and fell to 4-2 in their season.
Varem, a native of Benue, Nigeria, scored nine points in the first half as WSU built a 26-23 halftime advantage. Freshman Robbie Cowgill (Austin, Texas) scored four points to key an 8-2 run that opened the second half and increased the WSU lead to 34-25.
From there, the Warriors never got closer than six points, the last time coming at 42-36 with 11:11 remaining. The Cougars held a 38-26 advantage on the boards, but committed 23 turnovers.
The Cougars open their regular season at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 against Montana State.