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Tyrell Roberts scores 16, WSU Cougars top Alcorn in season opener

Nov 9, 2021, 2:49 PM | Updated: 2:50 pm
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Noah Williams, guard for the WSU Cougars, drives to the hoop. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Tyrell Roberts hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, Jefferson Koulibaly added 13 points and the WSU Cougars opened the season with an 85-67 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday.

WSU Cougars 85, Alcorn State 67: Box Score

With a noon tipoff, the game started slowly before the Cougars broke away from a 13-13 tie with a 19-6 run. The stretch included three 3-pointers. Washington State led 39-25 at the half and stretched it to 23, 50-27, less than three minutes into the second half.

Washington State finished 11 of 34 from distance while Alcorn State was just 4 of 17.

T.J. Bamba scored 11 points for Washington State and Michael Flowers had nine points, 11 rebounds and six assists. The Cougars had a 44-27 rebounding advantage over Alcorn State.

The Cougars were 24 of 30 from the foul line, and Alcorn State 17 of 21 — with 47 fouls called in the game.

Paul King and Oddyst Walker each had 10 points for the Braves.

Alcorn State is also playing at Seattle (Wednesday), Portland and No. 1 Gonzaga in the first seven days of the season. Seattle is at WSU on Friday.

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