Royce Woolridge scored 16 points and D.J. Shelton added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Cougars who pulled away from the Delta Devils with a 53-point second half.
UTEP controlled the matchup with Washington State from near the midway point of the first half as it built a 28-17 halftime lead. The Miners never trailed in the second half, leading by as many as 16 points as they coasted to a double-digit road win. They shot 51 percent from the field, and went 15-for-20 from the free-throw line.
The second half was all Washington State as they outscored the Gators 37-19. The victory came on a neutral site — Kennewick, WA — and was just the first matchup between the two squads since 1991. The San Francisco Gators (4-3) reside in the CCAA, a Division II school in a conference with the likes of Chico State and San Bernardino.
DaVonte Lacy scored 23 points and D.J. Shelton added 10 points and 14 rebounds and hit two key free throws to help Washington State beat Idaho 67-66 Saturday.
No. 23 UCLA rolled into Pullman on Wednesday night as the hottest team in the Pac-12, and the Bruins hadn’t lost here since 1993. They rolled out of town as 73-61 losers to last-place Washington State, a defeat that seriously damaged the Bruins’ hopes of winning the conference title.