NCAAB Game Recap - UC Riverside at Washington State
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:30 PM EST

OhSt
71
Minn
84
F
Woff
68
UNC
64
F
(N/A)
30
W&M
90
F
Quin
81
Maine
61
F
CenCT
55
BC
74
F
UTRGV
82
NebOm
92
F
GWebb
46
VaTec
73
F
Copp
77
UMBC
86
F
(N/A)
41
ETSU
97
F
Norf
45
LoyIL
64
F
IlSt
64
NoKY
79
F
MsVl
67
MiaO
79
F
TNSt
66
Ford
61
F
SacHr
65
UCF
76
F
(N/A)
50
Akr
100
F
OkSt
61
Hou
55
F
NCSU
80
UNCG
77
F
(N/A)
55
TexSA
98
F
SIU-E
54
NW
72
F
Purd
56
Nebras
70
F
SIU
48
Mizzu
64
F
Troy
80
Chat
84
F(OT)
Longw
76
Stetsn
72
F
Drex
61
SoFL
81
F
Clev
58
BGSU
72
F
UCRiv
56
WaSt
70
F
GaSo
51
Brad
81
F
SCar
67
Clem
54
F
(N/A)
58
SamH
91
F
CSNor
73
Pacif
79
F
TXAMC
60
TexAM
63
F
(N/A)
65
TxSt
117
F
LongB
76
USC
87
F
MOSt
51
VACom
61
F
SEMO
50
YSU
65
F
Samf
73
HI
94
F

Dec 15, 2019, 4:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UC Riverside (7-4)

24

32

56

Washington State (6-4)

27

43

70

Elleby, Pollard boost Washington St. past UC Riverside 70-56
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:41 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Four the fourth time this season, Washington State forced more than 20 turnovers against their opponent.

The Cougars' defensive effort helped lead them to a 70-56 victory over UC Riverside Sunday afternoon, marking their third victory in a row for the first time this season.

"That's just what we do," said Washington State Head Coach Kyle Smith. "We have some good quickness on defense and we got off to a good start in both halves."

CJ Elleby scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting and had six rebounds and Jeff Pollard added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Cougars. Aljaz Kunc also had 13 points, two rebounds and two assists.

Washington State (6-4) led the game almost the entire way, forced 23 turnovers for 24 points to help get the Cougars to a win, despite losing the rebounding battle 33-31 and the battle in the paint 30-28.

UC Riverside (7-4) couldn't take care of the ball down the stretch and shot only 8 of 13 from the free throw line. Angus McWilliams lead the way for the Highlanders with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting. George Willborn III added 11 points for the Highlanders.

"I thought our guys competed for 40 minutes, but our execution was bad turning the ball over 23 times," said UC Riverside Head Coach David Patrick. "We haven't done that all years. Kudos to Washington State for their pressure. I thought we competed, but we just did a bad job of taking care of the basketball."

BIG PICTURE

UC Riverside: After a four-game winning streak, the Highlanders have gone 1-3.

Washington State: The Cougars are on a three-game winning streak for the first time this season. They have three more non-conference games before the start of Pac-12 play.

UP NEXT

UC Riverside: The Highlanders host Northern Arizona on Thursday.

Washington State: The Cougars host Florida A&M on Thursday.

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Leaders

UC Riverside PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Kabellis 0 0 5 7 0 0
D. Mading 0 0 0 2 0 0
Washington State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Robinson 0 0 0 4 2 1
J. Shead 0 0 1 1 2 0

Team Comparison

UCRiv WaSt
Points For 56 70
Field Goals 21/47-45% 24/57-42%
Three Pointers 6/21-29% 7/23-30%
Free Throws 8/13-62% 15/18-83%
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Defensive Rebounds 25 20
Rebounds 38 33
Blocks 2 4
Steals 4 11
Turnovers 23 12
Personal Fouls 19 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - WaSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 15 UCRiv 56 @ WaSt 70 D. McDonald 3 T. Miller 4

Game Information

Stadium: Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington
Attendance: 1,995
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