The Washington State Cougars welcome the Utah Valley Wolverines to town on Wednesday night for a non-conference battle in Beasley Coliseum. WSU will be looking for its second-straight win as it opened the year by defeating Eastern Washington on Saturday.
Utah Valley, representing the Great West Conference, comes into the game at 1-1 after taking down North Carolina A&T its last time out. The Wolverines are led by junior center Ben Aird, who has been highly efficient this season. Aird leads the team with a 114.8 offensive rating and is grabbing a staggering 30 percent of opponents' misses.
Brock Motum got his senior season started on the right foot with 23 points and 10 rebounds against EWU. Motum hit 9 of 13 from the field and looks to be a dominant force once again on Wednesday.
The Cougars are heavily favored in this one, and are bigger, stronger, and more athletic at most positions. WSU's ability to get to the free throw line will likely be showcased as Motum and forward D.J. Shelton are able to attack the rim and draw fouls. The advantage at the line will likely be all the Cougs need to pull off an easy win.
Game time, TV schedule: 7 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks