Washington St. 67, Pepperdine 56

Faisal Aden scored 17 points off the bench and Washington State

continued to recover from its early-season slump with a 67-56 win

over Pepperdine on Thursday night.

DaVonte Lacy added 15 for the Cougars (8-4), who have won six

straight games – albeit not against the strongest competition – as

they head into Pac-12 Conference play next Thursday against Oregon

in Spokane, Wash.

Washington State improved to 7-0 playing its annual game at

Seattle’s KeyArena. It is part of a long stretch of more than a

month where the Cougars will technically play three home games but

none on campus in Pullman.

Corbin Moore led Pepperdine (6-5) with 14 points.