SPOKANE, Wash. -- Faisal Aden scored 20 points Friday night to lead Washington State to a 74-52 win over Texas-Pan American.
Washington State led 36-24 at the half. The Broncs briefly trailed by seven points early in the second half before the Cougars pulled away.
The Cougars shot 50 percent from the field, including 45.5 percent on 3-pointers. Aden was 8 of 15 and went 4 for 6 from behind the 3-point line.
The Broncs made just 34 percent from the field.
The Cougars, playing 80 miles north of their campus in Pullman, often lacked intensity playing in front of a quiet crowd of 4,382. The Cougars were coming off an emotional home win over Gonzaga on Wednesday.
The smaller Broncs outrebounded WSU 35-34.