Pullman, WA (Sports Network) - Brock Motum tallied 23 points and eight rebounds to help lead the Washington State Cougars past the Fresno State Bulldogs, 59-50, in non-conference action at Beasley Coliseum.
Mike Ladd scored 19 points for Washington State (6-4), which has won four of its last five games. Royce Woolridge added 11 points on 7-of-8 from the free throw line.
For Fresno State (5-4), Jerry Brown recorded 12 points, five rebounds, and four steals, while Allen Huddleston and Robert Upshaw scored 10 points apiece. Upshaw also put up team-highs in rebounds (seven) and blocks (six).
Fresno State took a slim 25-24 lead into intermission. Both teams shot just 33.3 percent from the floor in the first half, and the Bulldogs were especially poor from three-point range (1-of-11).
The Cougars improved their shooting to 47.8 percent from the field in the second half to pull away from the Bulldogs, who regressed to 26.7 percent in the final 20 minutes.
Fresno State finished a lackluster 2-of-20 from three-point range on the afternoon.