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Washington State vs. Fresno State final score: Cougars rally in second half, win 59-50

Forward Brock Motum and guard Mike Ladd combine for 42 points in a 59-50 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs.


The Washington State Cougars picked up their sixth home victory of the season on Sunday with a 59-50 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs.

The Cougars played staunch defense for the entire game, holding the Bulldogs to 30 percent shooting (18-60 from the floor). Fresno State was just 2-19 from three-point range and really struggled passing the ball, putting up three assists compared to 14 turnovers.

Despite Fresno State's offensive woes, the Cougars actually trailed their opponents 25-24 heading into the break. They were able to pull away late in the second half, going on an 11-2 run to end the game.

Senior forward Brock Motum led Washington State with 23 points and seven rebounds on 8-16 shooting. Senior guard Mike Ladd also had an impressive day with 19 points and eight rebounds on his own.

Junior forward Jerry Brown was Fresno State's leading scorer with 12 points. Two other Bulldogs hit double digits with ten points apiece.

The win improves Washington State to 6-4 on the season while Fresno State falls to 5-4. The Cougars have a few days off before they face off against Jackson State on Dec. 13.