PULLMAN — Josh Hawkinson recorded 26 points and 13 rebounds to carry Washington State to a 108-99 overtime victory over Oregon in Pac-12 men’s basketball Thursday night.
The victory pushed the Cougars to 3-1 in the Pac-12 as WSU coach Ernie Kent beat the school that fired him in 2010 in the first meeting since taking over the WSU job. Kent coached at Oregon for 13 years and also had an outstanding playing career for the Ducks.
DaVonte Lacy scored 20 for the Cougars. Ike Iroegbu added 20, and Brett Boese had 16.
Lacy, a graduate of Curtis High in University Place, now has 1,302 points to move into the 13th spot in the WSU career scoring list.
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Joseph Young led Oregon (12-5, 2-2) with 32 points, tying his season high. Elgin Cook scored a career-high 26 points for Oregon, and had 10 rebounds.
The score was tied at 94 at the end of regulation. The Cougars hit their first nine free throws in overtime. There were 23 lead changes and 18 ties.
Washington State led 57-52 at the half. It was the most first-half points for WSU in more than 15 years. The Cougars shot 72.4 percent from the field in the half, and Oregon hit 55.3 percent. For the game, WSU shot 58.9 percent to Oregon’s 49.4 percent.