For the Cougs, Low was a hot hand, hitting 6 of 9 field goals -- three from way downtown -- and finishing with 15 points. In the process he eclipsed 1,000 career points as a Cougar. Baynes, with 17 points, was the only other Cougar in double figures.
COWGILL WITH AN EXCLAMATION POINT.
NIKOLA KOPRIVICA: 6 POINTS, 2 REBOUNDS, 1 ASSIST IN 15 MINUTES OF PT.
THOMAS ABERCROMBIE AND CALEB FORREST HELPED COUGS GRAB 32 REBOUNDS.
ARON BAYNES HAD 17 POINTS -- 8 OF THEM VIA SLAM DUNK.
TONY BENNETT: COUGS PLAYED AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE AGAINST BEAVS, 'HAVE LEARNED LESSON' FROM UCLA DEFEAT.
BEAVER COACH JAY JOHN SAW RED WITH THE COUGAR DEFENSE.
ROBBIE COWGILL PULLED DOWN 7 REBOUNDS.
TAYLOR ROCHESTIE DISHED OFF 9 ASSISTS, AND SCORED 9 POINTS.
NIKOLA KOPRIVICA'S PARENTS WERE ON HAND TO SEE HIM SOAR.
With 15 points, senior Derrick Low became the 28th Cougar to score 1,000 career points...he now has 1,012.
The Cougars improve to 115-160 all-time against the Beavers...74-59 at Pullman...have won last three meetings.
First time in Pacific-10 play this season the Cougars have not had at least three players score double-digits.
The 46 points by Oregon State are the fewest allowed by the Cougars against a Pac-10 opponent this season...fewest since California scored 46 Feb. 10, 2007.
Taylor Rochestie recorded a personal WSU high with nine assists...his career high is 11 set against Southern Mississippi while at Tulane.