PULLMAN, Wash. -- 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.
The Cougars, who established season lows with 47 points and 30.6 shooting from the field last Sunday in an 88-47 loss at Utah, shot 30.6 percent in the first half against Stanford. Improved shooting helped the Cougars pull within two with an 11-2 spurt to open the second half, but the Cardinal soon pulled away.
WSU suffered its 10th double-digit loss in conference play despite shooting 61.9 percent from the field in the second half. Stanford sank 9 of 24 3-pointers, compared to WSU's 3 for 10 effort from beyond the arc.
Stanford: ESPN ranks the Cardinal's schedule the second-toughest in the nation. The schedule of Pac-12 rival Oregon is ranked No. 1. Stanford defeated the Ducks last Saturday, 76-72.
Washington State: The 12-game losing streak is tied for fifth longest in school history. The school record is 18, set in 1989-90. WSU has four conference games left, followed by at least one game at the Pac-12 tournament. The Cougars need one more league win to avoid tying the second-worst conference record in school history (1-17 three times). WSU finished 0-10 in the original Northwest Conference in 1910-11.
Stanford visits Washington on Saturday.
Washington State hosts California on Sunday.