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Sat., Feb. 28, 2009, 4:12 p.m.

WSU holds off No. 14 ASU in OT


COUGARS

Taylor Rochestie's 28-footer. That's what you'll remember from the Cougars' 51-49 victory. But there was more. Any defensive-minded coach preaches offense comes and goes. Your defense has to hold you in close games. You know you've heard Tony Bennett say it more than once. But it was never more true than Saturday – for both teams. The Sun Devils have a sure-fire NBA top 10 pick in James Harden and they struggled to score. The Cougars, well they don't have any sure-fire first round picks but they have been executing well offensively recently. Not Saturday. But with the game on the line, it was Rochestie who came through. We'll be back in a couple hours with the game story.




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