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Miller scores 18 as Washington St. beats Idaho 78-65

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Tony Miller scored a career-high 18 points and Noah Williams finished with 12 to lead Washington State to a 78-65 victory over Idaho on Wednesday night.

Miller, who averaged 3.2 points per game entering the night, was 6-of-7 shooting, made 6-of-8 free throws, grabbed five rebounds and had two steals.

''Tony is just different. He is quick and long and can score near the basket and get rebounds. Not afraid to stick his nose in there and take a charge,'' said Washington State coach Kyle Smith. ''It is welcome especially because it is his first year in the program. He embodies what we preach. He has a great attitude and works hard. That motivates the other guys to play hard.''

Four Washington State players scored in double figures and Jaylen Shead had eight rebounds, nine assists and three steals in addition to six points.

The bench of Washington State (4-4) stepped up, outscoring the Vandals 38-16 on a night when the Cougars leading scorer CJ Elleby was held to 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting. The Cougars were also more physical on both ends of the floor, winning the rebounding battle 39-29 and had 12 steals.

Despite forcing a season high 16 turnovers on Washington State, Idaho (3-6) was unable to hang with the Cougars in the second half. Scott Blakney had 13 points and Trevon Allen finished with 12 for the Vandals.

''A lot of credit for Washington State coming over here and competing and playing hard,'' said Idaho coach Zac Claus. ''They did a good job of frustrating us offensively. I love how that kid Miller plays the game. I thought he was really productive, and they stayed with it as a team for what they were trying to accomplish.''

BIG PICTURE

Washington State: After going 1-3 at the Cayman Islands Classic, the Cougars get a much-needed win over regional rival Idaho.

Idaho: The Vandals have lost three in a row and are now 3-6 for the season, after going 5-27 a year ago when they only beat three D-I teams.

TURNOVERS: Entering tonight's game, the Cougar's turnover rate on offense was best in the nation at eight per game.

LONG RIVALRY: This was the 115th year in which the Vandals and Cougars played against each other. It is the longest rivalry west of the Mississippi.

UP NEXT

Washington State: The Cougars travel to Spokane, Washington, on Saturday to play New Mexico State.

Idaho: The Vandals play Cal State Bakersfield at home on Dec. 14.

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Key Players
I. Bonton
10 G
Q. Forrest
26.6 Min. Per Game 26.6
7.6 Pts. Per Game 7.6
1.8 Ast. Per Game 1.8
8.9 Reb. Per Game 8.9
30.8 Field Goal % 46.3
22.4 Three Point % 50.0
69.2 Free Throw % 63.0
+ 2 Damen Thacker made layup 12.0
  Defensive rebound by Damen Thacker 16.0
  Tony Miller missed 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Tony Miller made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Babacar Thiombane 16.0
  Defensive rebound by Tony Miller 16.0
  Gabe Quinnett missed 3-pt. jump shot 18.0
  Defensive rebound by Keyshaad Dixon 25.0
  Aljaz Kunc missed 3-pt. jump shot 27.0
+ 2 Babacar Thiombane made layup, assist by Keyshaad Dixon 49.0
+ 1 Ryan Rapp made 2nd of 2 free throws 54.0
Team Stats
Points 78 65
Field Goals 28-63 (44.4%) 26-63 (41.3%)
3-Pointers 6-25 (24.0%) 5-19 (26.3%)
Free Throws 16-21 (76.2%) 8-15 (53.3%)
Total Rebounds 40 31
Offensive 7 5
Defensive 33 26
Team 0 0
Assists 12 11
Steals 12 6
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 15 18
Fouls 19 20
Technicals 1 0
18 PTS, 5 REB
13 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Washington St. 4-4 324678
home team logo Idaho 3-6 244165
Team Stats
away team logo Washington St. 4-4 71.4 PPG 40.9 RPG 10.8 APG
home team logo Idaho 3-6 68.0 PPG 35.7 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
32
T. Miller F 6.1 PPG 2.4 RPG 0.1 APG 76.2 FG%
34
S. Blakney F 10.4 PPG 5.9 RPG 0.2 APG 60.9 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Miller F 18 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
S. Blakney F 13 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
44.4 FG% 41.3
24.0 3PT FG% 26.3
76.2 FT% 53.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Elleby 10 6 0 3/12 0/6 4/4 1 29 2 0 2 1 5
J. Robinson 10 2 1 4/7 2/4 0/0 2 28 2 0 3 0 2
A. Kunc 8 5 1 3/10 2/6 0/0 2 21 0 0 1 1 4
J. Shead 6 8 9 3/9 0/3 0/0 2 37 3 0 3 2 6
J. Pollard 6 6 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 3 14 1 1 2 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Elleby 10 6 0 3/12 0/6 4/4 1 29 2 0 2 1 5
J. Robinson 10 2 1 4/7 2/4 0/0 2 28 2 0 3 0 2
A. Kunc 8 5 1 3/10 2/6 0/0 2 21 0 0 1 1 4
J. Shead 6 8 9 3/9 0/3 0/0 2 37 3 0 3 2 6
J. Pollard 6 6 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 3 14 1 1 2 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Miller 18 5 0 6/7 0/0 6/8 0 21 2 0 2 1 4
N. Williams 12 3 1 5/6 1/1 1/3 4 16 2 0 1 0 3
M. Cannon 3 1 0 1/4 1/4 0/0 2 11 0 0 1 0 1
V. Markovetskyy 3 2 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 7 0 0 0 1 1
R. Rapp 2 2 0 0/2 0/1 2/2 1 10 0 0 0 0 2
D. Rodman 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Henson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Bonton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Sonneborn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Chatfield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Olesen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 40 12 28/63 6/25 16/21 19 200 12 1 15 7 33
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Blakney 13 6 1 5/8 0/0 3/4 5 29 0 1 3 3 3
T. Allen 12 2 2 5/16 1/6 1/1 0 30 2 0 6 0 2
K. Dixon 10 10 4 4/10 1/3 1/2 4 33 1 0 3 0 10
Q. Forrest 7 1 0 3/6 0/0 1/2 2 12 0 0 0 0 1
C. Garvin 7 2 0 3/7 1/3 0/1 3 29 1 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Blakney 13 6 1 5/8 0/0 3/4 5 29 0 1 3 3 3
T. Allen 12 2 2 5/16 1/6 1/1 0 30 2 0 6 0 2
K. Dixon 10 10 4 4/10 1/3 1/2 4 33 1 0 3 0 10
Q. Forrest 7 1 0 3/6 0/0 1/2 2 12 0 0 0 0 1
C. Garvin 7 2 0 3/7 1/3 0/1 3 29 1 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Thacker 10 4 1 4/7 2/4 0/0 0 21 1 0 1 0 4
B. Thiombane 4 3 1 1/4 0/1 2/5 4 26 1 0 3 0 3
G. Quinnett 2 3 2 1/5 0/2 0/0 2 20 0 0 0 2 1
M. Fraser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Youngman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Samb - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Christmas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Berglund - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hanshaw - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 31 11 26/63 5/19 8/15 20 200 6 1 18 5 26