LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla — DaVonté Lacy scored 16 points, Royce Woolridge had 14, and Washington State beat Purdue 69-54 in the Old Spice Classic consolation round on Friday.
The Cougars (3-3) also got 13 points from Jordan Railey in stopping a three-game losing streak.
”A great win for our program,” Washington State coach Ken Bone said. ”We really needed a win. Not only did we win, but I’m really excited the way we handled things down the stretch.”
Terone Johnson had 16 points for Purdue (5-2), which was coming off a 97-87 loss Thursday to No. 5 Oklahoma State in which the Boilermakers rallied from a 24-point deficit to get within four with 3:16 to play.
Purdue entered the game averaging 86.3 points.
”It was a great defensive effort,” Bone said. ”That’s what I’m most proud of, personally. That’s a great team. They have a lot of firepower.”
D.J. Shelton had a pair of 3’s to key a second-half opening 14-2 run that put Washington State up 31-29 with 16 minutes left. Lacy’s 3-pointer gave the Cougars a 49-44 advantage 13 minutes into the half.