WSU

Surging WSU Cougars top Colorado 78-69 in Pac-12 action

Jan 27, 2024, 5:11 PM

WSU...

Jabe Mullins, Isaiah Watts and WSU Cougars teammates celebrate a win over Arizona. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

(AP Photo/Young Kwak)

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Wells and Isaac Jones each recorded double-doubles and WSU withstood repeated Colorado runs and beat the Buffaloes 78-69 to end Colorado’s four-game win streak on Saturday.

WSU 78, Colorado 69: Box Score

WSU now has won five of six and sit just a half-game removed from atop the Pac-12.

Wells scored 17 points and pulled 10 rebounds, Jones scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Myles Rice scored 17 points and Andrej Jakimovski barely missed a double-double scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds for Washington State (15-6, 6-4).

KJ Simpson scored a game-high 25 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Tristan da Silva scored 16 and Eddie Lampkin Jr. and reserve Julian Hammond III each scored 10 for Colorado (15-6, 6-4).

Lampkin’s layup with 1:33 left brought Colorado to within 67-64 before Rice sealed it with consecutive layups in a 25-second span. Washington State led 36-30 at halftime and extended its lead to 59-46 when Isaiah Watts made a 3-pointer with 8:46 remaining.

Prior to Wednesday’s win over Washington, Colorado had lost 13 of 15 true road games going back to the start of the 2022-23 season. Now in its 13th and final season in the Pac-12, Colorado has only swept three times on the road in 48 prior conference road trips.

The Cougars entered holding the opposition to 40.2% shooting, tops in the Pac-12 and 40th overall at the Division I level. WSU held the Buffs to 22-for-57 shooting (38.6%).

Colorado will continue its three-game road trip on Feb. 3 when it faces Utah.

The Cougars start the first of their three-game road trip against Washington on Feb. 3.

More on the WSU Cougars

WSU

Michael Bumpus...

Brent Stecker

Seattle Sports’ Michael Bumpus to call CFB games on The CW

Michael Bumpus, co-host of Seattle Sports' Bump and Stacy, will be featured on The CW this fall as an analyst on the television station's college football broadcasts.

4 hours ago

WSU Cougars Drew Bledsoe USC 1992...

Cameron Van Til

Michael Bumpus shares his WSU Cougars football Mount Rushmore

Former WSU Cougars wide receiver Michael Bumpus names the four football players he'd place on his alma mater's "Mount Rushmore."

4 days ago

WSU Cougars Jake Dickert...

Brent Stecker

How a CFB insider sees WSU Cougars’ 2024 season playing out

WSU football has a different kind of schedule ahead of them in 2024, which could be a good thing, as insider Phil Steele explains.

4 days ago

WSU Cougars Oregon 2023...

The Associated Press

Pac-12 postseason bowl agreements remain for WSU, Oregon State

The WSU Cougars and Oregon State Beavers, the two remaining Pac-12 schools, will retain their postseason opportunities.

7 days ago

WSU Cougars Pac-12 Jake Dickert...

W.G. Ramirez

WSU, OSU determined to fight on as Pac-12, promise bright future

“We’re not licking our wounds, we’re licking our chops,” WSU Cougars football coach Jake Dickert said Wednesday at an informal Pac-12 gathering.

11 days ago

Klay Thompson WSU Warriors Mavericks Luka Doncic...

The Associated Press

WSU legend Klay Thompson has new team after leaving Warriors

Former WSU Cougars star Klay Thompson is moving on from the Golden State Warriors, changing franchises for the first time in his 13-year NBA career.

21 days ago

Surging WSU Cougars top Colorado 78-69 in Pac-12 action