PULLMAN – Vince Hunter scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting to help Texas El-Paso beat Washington State 64-51 in men’s basketball Saturday night.
UTEP (7-5) shot 51 percent from the field and ended WSU’s winning streak at three games.
Freshman Que Johnson of the Cougars (6-5) scored 19 of his career-high 21 points in the second half. WSU shot 34 percent from the field (20 of 59) and guards DaVonte Lacy and Royce Woolridge were each 2 for 7.
Lacy, who averages a team-high 18.9 points, was held to a season-low six and Woolridge, who averages 10.5, had five points.
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“I’m just really, really pleased that we were able to go on the road and hold a team to 34 percent shooting,” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “I feel like we’re sharing the ball really well right now. The ball is moving.”
WSU coach Ken Bone said, “You have to give credit to UTEP. They came out and were ready to go and did a great job of denying DaVonte the ball — and we had prepared for that, but we just didn’t make baskets.”