PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — CJ Elleby scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season to lead Washington State to a 87-73 victory over Florida A&M on Thursday night.
Elleby also had three assists and shot 6 of 7 in the second period and 10 of 15 for the game to lead the Cougars to their fourth straight win.
Washington State led for almost the entire game, shooting 52.5% and outrebounding Florida A&M 46-24. The Cougar bench outscored the Rattlers bench 34-18.
Florida A&M (0-9) trailed 41-24 at the end of the first half. The Rattlers got within 11 with 3:19 remaining in the second but were unable to close the gap in a game where they were overmatched on both ends of the court. Washington State shot 63% in the second half.
M.J Randolph had 21 points for the Rattlers and Rod Melton Jr. added 15.
Florida A&M: The Rattlers have four road games left before their first game at home.
Washington State: The Cougars are on a four-game winning streak and have two more non-conference games before the start of Pac-12 competition.
Florida A&M: The Rattlers play at Seattle on Saturday.
Washington State: The Cougars play Incarnate Word at home on Saturday.
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