Brock Motum scored a career-high 27 points to lead Washington State, while Charlie Enquist had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars, who increased their mark to 6-4 after an earlier win this week over Idaho.
Washington State dominated on the inside for a change, posting a 33-25 rebounding advantage and outscoring Santa Clara 44-22 in the paint.
The Cougars had runs of 9-2 and 8-0 in the final seven minutes of the first half to take a 48-27 lead into the break.
WSU only increased their advantage from there.
The Cougs shot a sterling 67.4 percent (31 of 46) from the field, including 46.2 percent (6 of 13) from 3-point range.
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