Washington State 88, Idaho 71

Defense suffers at times as WSU collects win over Palouse neighbors

By Ryan Collingwood of the Tribune

Washington State's DeAngelo Casto spins to the basket past Idaho's Luiz Toledo. KYLE MILLS/Tribune

PULLMAN – Washington State coach Ken Bone could point to myriad mental lapses after his club saw a substantial cushion wither away early.

Idaho’s sputtering offense didn’t exhibit much regularity, either.

If there was any consistency in Washington State’s 88-71 drubbing of Idaho on Tuesday night at Friel Court, it was in a bevy of scorers that seemingly atoned for their defensive omissions.

Junior guard Faisal Aden had a game-high 26 points to lead four Cougars who reached double figures, and Klay Thompson added 23 to go with nine assists.

Considering touted guard Reggie Moore was out for the second straight game with a wrist injury sustained in a fall that wasn’t related to basketball, Aden’s contributions have been timely.

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