When you are getting 15 points from walk-ons, you know things went well. The universe hasn't seen this sort of domination since the Cylons launched their attack on the 12 Colonies of Kobol.
Ben Loewen chipped in eight points and Will Dilorio added seven. Both played in the first half as the Cougs built a 27-0 lead, pitching a shutout ten minutes into the game. Eleven different players scored for Wazzu.
The final score ended up at 84-36. It's nice to see the team blow someone out like they should.
With the blowout, one would expect to see some of the team's starters get extended time on the bench. However, Klay Thompson was still in the game around the five minutes mark and Marcus Capers finally came off with 3:01 to go. With all the minutes these guys have been logging early, I was hoping they would have been sitting more.
The defense shut down Sac State, holding them to an offensive efficiency of 53.3 and forcing them to a 32.5 turnover rate. On offense, they passed the ball really well, posting a 60.6 assist rate to a microscopic 11.6 turnover rate. Abe Lodwick seemed to be very active, and had five assists himself (All these stats come from SCACCHoops gametracker).
This was WSU's last tuneup for what may be the toughest game of the season against Kansas State. Reggie Moore and DeAngelo Casto both sat out, but neither were wearing any sort of protective brace or cast. Let's hope they come back. They are two very physical players and WSU will need them against a bruising Wildcat squad.