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Franks' double-double leads WSU past SIUE 89-73

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Robert Franks scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season as Washington State beat SIU-Edwardsville 89-73 on Wednesday night.

CJ Elleby added 18 points and eight rebounds for Washington State (7-3) despite being in foul trouble for the last ten minutes of the game.

David McFarland scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds before fouling out for SIUE (2-7). Brandon Jackson added 13 points and five rebounds.

Elleby helped spark a 10-0 run with a fast-break layup and an emphatic block on the other end, setting up Pollard for a layup. Ahmed Ali added a 3 on their next possession.

WSU created some distance after a 15-2 run over the course of 3:47 to build a commanding 16-point lead with 5:19 remaining in the first half. During the run, Franks had back-to-back buckets underneath the rim and Davante Cooper capped the run with another layup in the lane off an assist from Ali.

WSU shot 57 percent from the field in the first half, knocking down 16 of 28 shots.

''It's very important this time of the year to win games. As you are winning those games you need to play people and develop as much as you can, try to clean up and work on as much stuff as you can,'' WSU coach Ernie Kent said.

Ali lifted WSU in the second half hitting a 3 while being fouled. Tyresse Williford picked up his fourth foul on the play for SIUE while being called for a technical arguing with officials.

Ali made 1 of 2 technical foul shots and made another FT to complete the four-point play. Franks capped a 7-0 run after making two free throws on the next possession to give WSU a 19-point lead 64-45 with 12:35 remaining.

''I thought we were ok defensively, I thought there were a lot of breakdowns, we had different combinations on the floor and usually that's a result of not communicating and guys not comfortable talking because they haven't been in the game much,'' Kent added.

The frustration for SIUE continued after Christian Ellis picked up his fifth foul before being ejected. Two players for SIUE fouled out and had 29 fouls total.

''In the first half I thought we turned the ball over a little more than what we have done this season. I thought we were a little more aggressive in the second half and got to the free throw line, but we couldn't convert,'' SIUE coach Jon Harris said.

BIG PICTURE

SIUE: SIUE is on its longest road trip of the season, traveling nearly 4,500 miles across the country.

Washington State: WSU remains undefeated on its home court, but its next home game is against California on Jan. 17.

UP NEXT

SIUE plays CSUN on Saturday.

Washington State plays San Diego on Saturday.

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Key Players
T. Williford
R. Franks
33.5 Min. Per Game 33.5
24.5 Pts. Per Game 24.5
2.8 Ast. Per Game 2.8
8.5 Reb. Per Game 8.5
38.5 Field Goal % 53.4
20.0 Three Point % 34.4
37.5 Free Throw % 71.2
  Defensive rebound by CJ Elleby 17.0
  Jaylen McCoy missed 3-pt. jump shot 19.0
+ 1 Ahmed Ali made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Ahmed Ali made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Personal foul on David McFarland 27.0
  Defensive rebound by Jeff Pollard 30.0
  David McFarland missed 3-pt. jump shot 32.0
+ 1 Ahmed Ali made 2nd of 2 free throws 41.0
+ 1 Ahmed Ali made 1st of 2 free throws 41.0
  Personal foul on Brandon Jackson 41.0
  Defensive rebound by Aljaz Kunc 57.0
Team Stats
Points 73 89
Field Goals 29-65 (44.6%) 27-53 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 9-28 (32.1%) 7-24 (29.2%)
Free Throws 6-17 (35.3%) 28-33 (84.8%)
Total Rebounds 32 37
Offensive 8 6
Defensive 21 30
Team 3 1
Assists 13 11
Steals 7 5
Blocks 0 5
Turnovers 16 16
Fouls 29 14
Technicals 2 0
24 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
18 PTS, 12 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo SIUE 2-7 324173
home team logo Washington St. 7-3 464389
Team Stats
away team logo SIUE 2-7 73.1 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo Washington St. 7-3 74.8 PPG 36.2 RPG 14.9 APG
Key Players
15
D. McFarland G 13.6 PPG 3.8 RPG 1.6 APG 40.6 FG%
2
C. Elleby F 14.7 PPG 7.1 RPG 3.0 APG 43.6 FG%
Top Scorers
D. McFarland G 24 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
C. Elleby F 18 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
44.6 FG% 50.9
32.1 3PT FG% 29.2
35.3 FT% 84.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. McFarland 24 7 2 10/14 4/8 0/3 5 28 2 0 3 2 5
B. Jackson 13 5 0 6/12 1/2 0/1 4 34 1 0 3 0 5
C. Williams 9 2 2 3/7 2/4 1/2 4 16 2 0 2 0 2
T. Williford 6 2 1 2/5 1/2 1/2 4 23 0 0 4 0 2
A. Uzuegbunem 2 3 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 3 22 1 0 0 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. McFarland 24 7 2 10/14 4/8 0/3 5 28 2 0 3 2 5
B. Jackson 13 5 0 6/12 1/2 0/1 4 34 1 0 3 0 5
C. Williams 9 2 2 3/7 2/4 1/2 4 16 2 0 2 0 2
T. Williford 6 2 1 2/5 1/2 1/2 4 23 0 0 4 0 2
A. Uzuegbunem 2 3 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 3 22 1 0 0 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Kinchen 12 3 2 5/11 1/6 1/2 3 20 0 0 2 0 3
D. Jackson 5 3 0 1/1 0/0 3/5 0 15 0 0 0 3 0
B. Awet 2 1 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 5 1 0 1 0 1
C. Ellis 0 2 3 0/1 0/0 0/0 5 18 0 0 0 2 0
J. McCoy 0 1 3 0/7 0/4 0/2 1 19 0 0 1 0 1
J. Benton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Applewhite - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Eze - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Martin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Lindenmeyer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Best - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 29 13 29/65 9/28 6/17 29 200 7 0 16 8 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Franks 18 12 5 6/13 1/5 5/6 4 34 0 0 6 1 11
C. Elleby 18 8 0 8/13 1/3 1/3 4 31 0 3 3 2 6
C. Skaggs 7 3 0 1/3 1/3 4/4 0 15 0 0 1 0 3
J. Robinson 7 1 1 2/3 1/2 2/2 0 19 1 0 0 0 1
M. Cannon 6 3 0 0/3 0/2 6/6 2 26 1 2 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Franks 18 12 5 6/13 1/5 5/6 4 34 0 0 6 1 11
C. Elleby 18 8 0 8/13 1/3 1/3 4 31 0 3 3 2 6
C. Skaggs 7 3 0 1/3 1/3 4/4 0 15 0 0 1 0 3
J. Robinson 7 1 1 2/3 1/2 2/2 0 19 1 0 0 0 1
M. Cannon 6 3 0 0/3 0/2 6/6 2 26 1 2 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Ali 12 1 5 2/5 2/5 6/7 1 21 1 0 1 0 1
J. Pollard 7 2 0 2/4 0/1 3/4 0 19 0 0 0 1 1
A. Kunc 7 4 0 3/6 1/3 0/0 1 23 2 0 0 1 3
D. Cooper 4 2 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 2 1 1
I. Wade 3 0 0 1/1 0/0 1/1 2 8 0 0 2 0 0
V. Daniels - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Chidom - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Streeter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 36 11 27/53 7/24 28/33 14 200 5 5 16 6 30