Washington State hits 19 3s, beats Detroit Mercy 96-54

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jabe Mullins scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting — 6 of 8 from 3-point range — TJ Bamba added 18 points and Washington State posted a program record Friday with 19 3- Points-Shots The Cougars beat Detroit Mercy 96-54.

Mouhamed Gueye threw a dunk after 30 seconds to open the goal and Washington State (3-2) led the rest of the way. Mullins hit four 3-pointers in a 20-5 run – backed by two Bamba 3s – making it 24-7 with 11:31 in the first half before Mullins and Justin Powell hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Cougars a halftime lead of 33 points.

Washington State, which scored 15 in Monday’s 82-56 win over Eastern Washington, posted a season-high for points, making 34 of 56 (61%) from the field and shooting 65.5% (19 of 29) from behind the arc .

Jayden Stone led Detroit Mercy (3-4) by 20 points. Antoine Davis, who was ranked 3rd nationally with his scoring average (24.7) and 3 points per game (4.0), had 15 points in 6-of-19 shooting, 1 of 3 from behind the arc. The 6-foot-1 graduate moved past Elvin Hayes, who had 2,884 career points in Houston from 1964-68, to 14th on the NCAA’s career scoring list with 2,897.

Powell finished the tournament with 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Gueye added 10 points and eight rebounds for Washington State. Powell and Bamba each hit four 3-pointers and Mael Hamon-Crespin made three 3s for the Cougars.

Detroit Mercy plays Thursday at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Washington state opens its conference list Thursday in Oregon.

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Emma Bowman

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