Washington State dismantles Utah Valley 72-49

Washington State dismantles Utah Valley 72-49
Utah Valley State forward Alfonzo Hubbard (20) draws a blocking foul on Washington State forward D. J. Shelton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Dean Hare)
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Brock Motum scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field to help Washington State crush Utah Valley 72-49 on Wednesday night.

Mike Ladd added 13 points, DaVonte Lacy chipped in 11 and hit three 3-point baskets and contributed with six assists to help Washington State (2-0) start its season perfect.

Washington State ended the half with a commanding 45-22 lead which included nailing seven 3-pointers in the half. The Cougars would stretch their lead to 64-36 with just over 11 minutes to play.

The Cougars executed the perfect inside-out game plan and the Cougars exposed the undersized Utah Valley posts. Washington State would outscore the Wolverines 40-20 in the paint and shoot 58 percent from the field in the first half. Utah Valley (1-2) would end the night shooting 51 percent from the field.