Second-seeded Washington State is the final team rounding out the 2011 NIT bracket’s quarterfinals after cruising past No. 3 Oklahoma State on Monday night, 74-64, in the second round of college basketball’s other tournament.
Washington State opened with a hot start from the field, taking an early 9-0 lead thanks to cold shooting from the Cowboys. Oklahoma State struggled from behind the three-point line the entire game, finishing just 4-for-19 on the night.
Washington State now advances to face Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Thursday. Northwestern is coming off an 18-point win against Boston College on Saturday.