Gueye, Rodman lead WSU Cougars over Oregon State 80-62

Feb 16, 2023, 10:32 PM
Washington State forward DJ Rodman (11) celebrates his basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 80-62. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
(AP Photo/Young Kwak)

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Mouhamed Gueye scored 21 points, DJ Rodman added 18 and WSU hit eight straight 3-pointers to start the game in an 80-62 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night.

WSU 80, OSU 62: Box Score

Gueye sank all nine of his shots and added four assists for the WSU Cougars (12-15, 7-9 Pac-12 Conference). Rodman made 7 of 12 shots and grabbed four rebounds. TJ Bamba had 14 points and Andrej Jakimovski scored 13 with eight rebounds. Rodman and Jakimovski both made four 3-pointers.

Tyler Bilodeau came off the bench to score 18 points and grab five rebounds for the Beavers (10-17, 4-12). Reserve Michael Rataj pitched in with 11 points and six boards.

Rodman, Jakimovski and Justin Powell all had two 3-pointers in Washington State’s run of eight straight makes. Gueye and Bamba nailed the other two as the Cougars grabbed a 28-12 lead with 11:55 remaining in the first half. Gueye had 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting and WSU led 44-30 at intermission.

Jakimovski, Jabe Mullins and Rodman hit 3-pointers and Gueye sank a jumper to cap an 11-2 run that gave Washington State its biggest lead — 68-47 with 9:39 left to play. To that point the Cougars had made 14 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc (71%).

WSU made 29 of 49 shots overall (59%) and missed its last five 3-point tries to finish 14 of 24 from distance (58%). The Cougars took the lead 16 seconds into the game and never looked back.

Oregon State shot 48% overall but just 26% from 3-point range — 5 of 19. The Beavers’ bench outscored the Cougar reserves 35-6.

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