WSU drops sixth straight game against Oregon State



WSU sophomore guard Malachi Flynn looks for a pass during Sunday’s game against ASU in Beasley Coliseum.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

WSU men’s basketball started off its road trip to Oregon in ugly fashion by falling to Oregon State University by a score of 62-94, marking the team’s sixth consecutive conference loss.

The struggle to find the bottom of the net started from the opening tip to the very last whistle. The Cougars missed the first eight threes they hoisted up, and it wouldn’t get much better after junior guard Viont’e Daniels broke the ice with a three ball in the 11th minute. Junior forward Robert Franks’ four layups accounted for all of WSU’s eight points at that time.

Nevertheless, the team was able to hang around in the first half and even tie the game up at 24 late in the half. Shortly afterward, the offense ran dry.

From the moment the Cougars tied the game up late in the first half, they would not score another bucket until a ways into the second half, going roughly six minutes without any offensive production. By the time WSU got its next points, the deficit had already compiled to 18 points.

From there the Cougars struggled to find any sort of rhythm to mount a comeback. They would bring the deficit as close as 16 points, but would fail to climb their way back as they had done in the first half.

The only Cougars to post notable stat lines were Franks with 17 points and sophomore guard Carter Skaggs, who connected on three three-pointers while scoring 11 points.

The Cougars will make a quick trip south to Eugene, where they will play University of Oregon 5 p.m. Sunday.