Washington State Beats Cross-border Rival Idaho 61-48
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Ike Iroegbu had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Washington State beat cross-border rival Idaho 61-48 on Wednesday night in the 271st meeting.
Washington State (5-4) scored the first four points of the game, never trailed and led by 18 in the second half.
Malachi Flynn added 12 points before getting into foul trouble and the Cougars shot 39 percent from the field. Josh Hawkinson had his 47th career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Washington State snapped a two-game losing streak to the Vandals in the oldest continuous rivalry west of the Mississippi.
Idaho (4-4), coming off a win against UC Davis, shot 26 percent from the field. Victor Sanders lead the Vandals with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting.
Down 11 points at the half, the Vandals never got within single digits in the second half as they went seven minutes without scoring. Washington State also went scoreless for five-plus minutes after halftime.