Ivory Clark finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for the
Cougars Sunday, who shot 60 percent (33 of 55) from the field and
improved to 3-0 under new coach Tony Bennett, who replaced his
father Dick when he retired.
The Cougars, who finished last season on a seven-game losing
streak, beat UAB, host Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Radford by an
average of 16 points in the three-day classic. Radford (0-3) lost
to Washington State, Birmingham and Milwaukee by an average of 14
Washington State broke away from a 14-14 tie by going on an 18-3
run to lead 32-17 on a basket by Weaver. The run included
consecutive 3-pointers by Chris Matthews and Taylor Rochestie that
made it 23-14.
The Cougars led 38-25 at the half and were never challenged the
rest of the way.
Washington State's Daven Harmeling injured his right ankle with
4:06 to play and did not return. He had two points in eight