Lacy was everything for the Cougars, Wednesday. The junior guard finished 10-for-20 from the field including 8-for-15 from 3-point range with 26 points in the second half alone.
The Huskies were led by freshman point guard Nigel Williams-Goss who scored 15 points and delivered four assists. Leading-scorer and All-Pac-12 guard C.J. Wilcox was held to just eight points on 2-for-10 shooting from the field including 0-for-7 from beyond the arc.
DaVonte Lacy scored 20 points and D.J. Shelton finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cougars in the losing effort. No other player had more than seven points for the Cougars.
(1090 The Fan) — Washington State welcomed back its leading scorer DaVonte Lacy and said goodbye to a 4-game losing streak by upsetting its in-state rival Washington Huskies, 72-67. D.J. Shelton scored 20 points and […]
Not a single player reached double figures for Washington State (8-12, 1-7), which has now lost eight of its last 10 games. Que Johnson scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Cougars in both categories.
Williams-Goss scored 24 of his 32 points in the second half, finishing 10-for-15 from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
Wilcox made three clutch baskets in the final five minutes to keep Washington in the lead as the Ducks made their rally. The senior finished with 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 5-for-6 from beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, Washington State (8-10, 1-5) suffered its sixth loss in its last eight games. One major component in the loss to the Bears, Saturday, was the team getting just 12 points from its starting five.
The final score really did not indicate just how competitive this Pac-12 conference contest was. Washington led for a good portion in this one, playing with a consistent effort that had been seldom seen from the squad this season.
Chris Petersen inherits a young team that graduates 14 seniors, including just eight who were on the two-deep depth chart.