Nov. 12, 2006
Ivory Clark finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for the Cougars, who shot 60 percent (33 of 55) from the field and improved to 3-0 under new coach Tony Bennett, who replaced his father Dick when he retired.
The Cougars, who finished last season on a seven-game losing streak, beat UAB, host Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Radford by an average of 16 points in the three-day classic. Radford (0-3) lost to Washington State, Birmingham and Milwaukee by an average of 14 points.
The Highlanders, playing a Pac-10 Conference team for the first time, got 16 points each from Martell McDuffy and Amir Johnson, while Chris Oliver added 15 points and five rebounds.
Washington State broke away from a 14-14 tie by going on an 18-3 run to lead 32-17 on a basket by Weaver. The run included consecutive 3-pointers by Chris Matthews and Taylor Rochestie that made it 23-14.
The Cougars led 38-25 at the half and were never challenged the rest of the way.
Washington State's Daven Harmeling injured his right ankle with 4:06 to play and did not return. He had two points in eight minutes.