DaVonte Lacy scored 21 of his 31 points in the first 10 minutes of the game to lead Washington State to a 91-71 win over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.
The Cougars (4-4) led 52-26 at the half. Washington State failed to score 52 points in an entire game six times last season, when the Cougars finished 10-21.
Lacy buried 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range in the first half, when the Cougars shot 62.1 percent from the field (18 of 29).
Ryan Bowie topped UTSA (3-4) with 22 points.
Washington State posted season highs for points and shooting percentage from the floor (60.8 percent) and on 3-pointers (60 percent). The Cougars started the day ranked far down the list of NCAA Division I teams with 37.8 percent shooting from the field and 28.1 percent from 3-point range.
WSU tied a school record for made 3-pointers by sinking 18 of 30 attempts.