March 16, 2011
No. 2 Washington State vs. No. 7 Long Beach State - March 16, 2011 - Pullman, Wash. (Beasley Coliseum)- NIT First Round
Final Score: No. 2 Washington State 85, No. 7 Long Beach State 74
Washington State Notes:
Klay Thompson's 25 points rank second in WSU's record books for single-game NIT scoring...he bettered Isaac Fontaine's 23 against Illinois State, March 20, 1995 and Mark Hendrickson's 24 March 14, 1996 against Gonzaga.
Thompson's nine free throws (9-for-10) are tied for the third most in a single NIT game by a WSU player.
Washington State's eight blocked shots tie for second-most by the Cougars this season and set a school single-game NIT record.
WSU improved to 5-4 in the NIT...is 4-0 when hosting an NIT game.
Faisal Aden scored in double-figures for the fourth-consecutive game, finished with 19 points.
DeAngelo Casto moved into fifth on WSU's single-season blocks list with four blocks...he now has 51 on the season...his four blocks tie his season high.
Long Beach State's 18 first half points are tied for third fewest by a Cougar opponent in a first half this season.
Their 18 first-half points are the 49ers' fewest in a first half this season.
The second-seeded Cougars will host No. 3 Oklahoma State in the second round of the NIT, Monday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2.