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WSU Upsets Pac-12 Leader Stanford

Washington State guard Faisal Aden (11) drives the baseline for a layup against Stanford forward Josh Huestis (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Pullman, Wash. (Dean Hare / Fr158448 Ap)
Washington State guard Faisal Aden (11) drives the baseline for a layup against Stanford forward Josh Huestis (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Pullman, Wash. (Dean Hare / Fr158448 Ap)

Washington State guard Faisal Aden (11) drives the baseline for a layup against Stanford forward Josh Huestis (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday in Pullman. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

Few spectators braved the elements to watch Washington State host Stanford at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday – just 3,119 of them, to be exact. Faisal Aden showed up, though. The senior guard scored a career-high 33 points – 23 of them during a second-half onslaught that allowed the Cougars to overcome a 13-point deficit – to lead WSU to its first Pac-12 win since Dec. 29, an 81-69 upset over the conference-leading Cardinal. “That’s what we saw when we recruited him,” coach Ken Bone said/SR. More here. And: boxscore here.




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