Dec. 4, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Sophomore Marcus Moore (Inglewood, Calif.) recorded a career-high 31 points to lead Washington State to an 81-55 win over Idaho, Tuesday night.
The win improved the Cougars to 3-2. Idaho, led by David Howell's 14 points off the bench, dropped to 1-4.
Moore entered the game leading the Pacific-10 Conference in assists and steals and added game-high with eight rebounds, five assists and five steals.
"I thought Marcus did a tremendous job getting everyone the ball," senior J Locklier (Rock Hill, S.C.) said.
Locklier, the Cougars leading scorer entering the night, added 10 points and six rebounds.
Moore became the first Cougar to score 30 or more points in a game since Jan. 7, 1999 when Jan-Michael Thomas tallied 34 at Arizona.
WSU trailed 11-10 seven minutes into the game before going on a 15-0 run over the next five minutes for a 25-11 lead. Junior Justin Lyman (Missouri City, Texas) hit a pair of three-pointers and Moore added five points during the spurt.
"For the most part tonight we got what we wanted defensively," WSU Head Coach Paul Graham said. "We limited Idaho to one shot and that enabled us to get out and run."
Washington State's next game will be Friday when it hosts Texas-Pan American at 7 p.m.