Hoops season continues for Cougs


FROM PULLMAN -- The WSU basketball team won't have long to celebrate last night's victory over Wyoming. Today it travels to Corvallis for yet another meeting with CBI darling Oregon State on Wednesday. Read on.


First, we'll pass along our game story from last night, as well as our usual postgame review. The gist: WSU pretty much manhandled the Cowboys, forcing their shooters into tough shots by fighting through screens and playing more physical. The Cougars didn't shoot particularly well, but they were focused, they were relentless and they never really allowed Wyoming to feel as if it could win. In short: WSU played the way a Pac-12 team should play against a mediocre team from the Mountain West. The Cougars now travel to Corvallis for a 7 p.m. game Wednesday at Oregon State. You can watch it on HDNet, right after Bikini Barbershop (I'm assuming). ... We began a series of short spring football position previews with a look at WSU's quarterbacks. ... Ryan Collingwood covered the game for the Casper Star-Tribune. ... More here in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

As for the rest of Monday's Pac-12 action ...

CBI -- Oregon State 101, Texas Christian 81: The Beavers scored a lot of points and had a lot of fun.

NIT -- Stanford 92, Illinois State 88 (OT): The win gives the Pac-12 three teams in the NIT quarterfinals.

Just one game today, but it's an interesting one -- Washington hosts Oregon in an NIT quarterfinal game in Seattle. The Huskies got the rematch they wanted. The Ducks don't really care about all that.

Colorado isn't doing as much full-team work in spring practices this season. ... Utah opens spring practices on Tuesday. Its quarterbacks coach wants the team to be aggressive on offense. The future could be bright for the Utes basketball team. ... BYU's quarterback is frustrated by all of the team's injuries. Here's another BYU story. ... Some information on Arizona's pro day. The Wildcats beefed up their basketball schedule. ... Arizona State is losing yet another basketball player.

All for now.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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