Cougars end slump, beat Oregon State 83-73
The Cougars (13-11, 5-7 Pac-12) had lost three of their previous four games.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Brock Motum says not much has changed during his recent offensive hot streak, but his coaches and teammates say something is different.
The Washington State forward had his lowest point total of the past four games Thursday with 24, but it was still enough to help the Cougars get past Oregon State, 83-73.
Motum has averaged more than 27 points the past four contests, including a career-high 34 in a Jan. 28 loss at Arizona State.
But the Australian was hesitant to say anything is different for him. He's more concerned with winning.
"Nah, I've just been doing the same thing all year," said Motum, a 6-foot-10 forward who also had nine rebounds.
D.J. Shelton added 14 points for the Cougars (13-11, 5-7 Pac-12), who had lost three of their previous four games.
Jared Cunningham had 33 points and six rebounds for Oregon State (15-9, 5-7).
Teammate Reggie Moore says Motum's impact has been big for the team, which lost guard Faisal Aden to a knee injury two weeks ago against Arizona. Aden was averaging more than 14 points per game.
"Brock's one of the best players in the conference, if not the best player," Moore said. "He's just dominating. He's dominating the paint, he's dominating the three. He's playing good defense. He's playing all-around good basketball."