FROM PULLMAN — And for all we know, there could be another. And maybe another after that. For more on Washington State's quarterfinal CBI matchup with Wyoming tonight, read on.
For our advance, we wrote about WSU's attempt to regain a little bit of respect for the Pac-12 against Wyoming, which hails from the Mountain West, which has been presented by pundits as a superior conference to the Pac-12 all season. WSU beating the Cowboys wouldn't disprove that notion, of course. But it would feel a lot better than losing. Another detail that's in the story — as of Saturday night, WSU had sold 1,043 tickets, not including students. Also, though tonight's game will not be televised, it appears as if it will be available to WSU's All Access subscribers on www.wsucougars.com. … I answered five questions about the game for Robert Gagliardi over on his blog. … Here's a preview from Wyoming's SB Nation site. … Howie Stalwick has a short item about the game in the Kitsap Sun. … Quite the agreement here that Brock Motum was the Pac-12's most improved player this season.
Oregon was the only Pac-12 team in action last night, but there was plenty of action to be had. The Ducks beat Iowa in a shootout, 108-97, and will face Washington in an NIT quarterfinal game on Tuesday.
As for today's action …
CBI — Wyoming at Washington State, 7 p.m.
CBI — Texas Christian at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (HDNet): This whole CBI thing is old hat for the Beavers, who are playing in their ninth CBI game.
NIT — Illinois State at Stanford, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2): The Cardinal won't win if it doesn't silence Illinois State's outside shooting.
Colorado will be much younger next season. … A Buffs football player is making the switch from defensive line to tight end. … Utah's coach hopes to take in a Final Four someday. … Utah's football program is helping the local economy.
That's all we have for now. We'll be back with a post from Beasley later today.