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WSU falls 79-70 to UA


We have to drive the nearly two hours to Phoenix before we get to sleep, so we're going to be quick with this post-game post. Though there is some to add tonight following Washington State's tough defeat to 12th-ranked Arizona, so read on.


• First, I didn't get this in the game story, but, with his 30 points, Klay Thompson passed Cougar legend Don Collins tonight on WSU's all-time scoring list. Thompson has 1,568 points in his nearly three years and now trails only Issac Fontaine (2,003) and Steve Puidokas (1,894). … We also didn't mention Brock Motum's personal Pac-10 best six rebounds as WSU was out-rebounded 35-28, though, oddly, the Cougars had 12 offensive rebounds to UA's 10. … We did write about a couple killer stretches (three actually), including the start of both halves and a little spurt late in the game which included a front-end miss, a big shot from Derrick Williams and botched dunk from DeAngelo Casto. Though Casto wouldn't say anything about it, he was wearing more and thicker tape than usual on both ankles after rolling them in the past week. … Reggie Moore talked the trainer into going without his usual splint on his left hand for the first time this year and did not commit a turnover. He did struggle shooting, however, hitting 4 of 10 shots and just 2 of 4 free throws. … Williams made more free throws himself than WSU did as a team. … You will find my story here in a little bit. 


• That's it for tonight. It's time for me to hit I-10 for the trek to Phoenix. I'll stay awake by prank calling all three of my friends. We'll be back in the morning with some more, including more comments from the participants. Until then …

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