WSU Cougars

Huskies blast Cougs in Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Chantel Osahor grabbed a Pac-12-record 30 rebounds and scored 20 points to lead No. 8 Washington to an 87-44 rout of Washington State on Sunday.

The national leading scorer Kelsey Plum scored 29 points for Washington (19-2, 7-1 Pac-12). She passed former Minnesota standout and current member of the WNBA's Connecticut Suns Rachel Banham for sixth place on the NCAA Division-I all-time scoring list.

Washington State was held to 25.4 percent shooting from the field, 19 percent from 3.

The Huskies went up 11-3 in the first quarter, and took off from there.

Osahor corralled a board over three Cougars, and converted a second-chance bucket late in the third. The rebound was her 25th of the night, and tied the school record for rebounds in a game. She had five more, and was subbed out early in the fourth quarter.

WSU's Krystle McKenzie beat the first quarter buzzer with a long 3-pointer, but not much else fell for the Cougars, who trailed by 32 at half.

BIG PICTURE

Washington State: Facing a top-10 team with the nation's leading scorer does not bode well when trying to adjust to losing its top three scorers. After losing Borislava Hristova and Louise Brown, freshman standout Chanelle Molina suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Jan. 13 against Arizona State.

Washington: The Huskies took care of the Cougars Saturday and looked the part of a team returning its star players from a Final Four run last season.

UP NEXT

Washington State: The Cougars host No. 10 Stanford on Friday and California on Sunday.

Washington: The Huskies play California Friday and have a top-10 matchup against No. 10 Stanford on Sunday, both at home.


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