Humphrey's career night carries Stanford past WSU, 72-56

Washington State's Conor Clifford, left, shoots against Stanford's Rosco Allen (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Pullman, Wash. Stanford won 72-56. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Michael Humphrey scored a career-high 26 points to lead Stanford to a 72-56 win over Washington State on Thursday night.

Humphrey sank 10 of 15 shots and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds. Rosco Allen added 14 points and nine rebounds for Stanford (13-11, 6-7 Pac-12). Dorian Pickens also scored 14 for the Cardinal.

The Cougars (9-17, 1-13) lost their 12th consecutive game. Josh Hawkinson topped Washington State with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Que Johnson scored 14 points for the Cougars.

Stanford led 35-24 at the half. The Cardinal entered Thursday play ranked last in the Pac-12 in points per game (69.8) and 3-point shooting percentage (32.5), but Stanford hit 5 of 11 shots from 3-point range in the first half to take control of the game.