PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)Freshman Efe Abogidi had his first double-double, Noah Williams scored a career-high 21 points and Washington State beat Montana State 82-54 on Friday night.
Abogidi finished with career highs of 19 points and 15 rebounds. Ryan Rapp added 12 points and Andrej Jakimovski had 10 points and seven rebounds for Washington State (6-0).
Abogidi scored WSU’s first seven points, and Williams added six more, in a 15-3 run that gave the Cougars a 17-5 lead about seven minutes into the game and Montana State trailed by double figures the rest of the way.
Amin Adamu led Montana State (2-2) with 12 points and Mike Hood added 11.
Washington State outrebounded the Bobcats 49-30 and outscored them 15-4 in second-chance points.
Isaac Bonton did not play due to an undisclosed injury. The 6-foot-3 senior, who transferred from Montana State, leads the Cougars in scoring (17.4) and assists (3.2) per game.
The Bobcats shot just 5 of 24 (21%) from the field in the first half and went into the break trailing 46-21.
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