Josh Hawkinson posted career highs of 26 points and 15 rebounds and DaVonte' Lacy scored 25 points to lead Washington State to an 80-68 victory over Idaho State on Friday night.
Lacy sank 6 of 9 shots from 3-point range in the second half after going 0 for 4 from beyond the arc in the first half for the Cougars (1-2). Que Johnson added 12 points for WSU, and Ny Redding had 10.
Chris Hansen led Idaho State (0-3) with 28 points. Jeffrey Solarin added 10 points.
Lacy's 3-pointers helped Washington State pull away midway through the second half. The Cougars led 32-31 at halftime.
Both teams hit season highs for points and field-goal shooting percentage after ranking among the nation's worst team in both statistics coming into the game. Idaho State shot 48.2 percent, and WSU hit 40 percent in new coach Ernie Kent's first win.