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.
Washington State (5-4) opened the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back. The Cougars would take a 41-26 lead into the break, watch the Waves make a run to close to within seven points with 6:43 to play, before ultimately pulling away in the end to win by 17.