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Tale of the tape: Washington 72, WSU 68


FROM SEATTLE — It was another close loss for Washington State. Seems like that's been written here before. But that's how it was again here earlier today, as the Cougars lost 72-68 to Washington. Read on for our recap.

PLAYER OF THE GAME — Scott Suggs has had a couple of big games against the Cougars this season, but this one was better than the first. He scored 23 points, made five 3-pointers and hit a couple of jumpers down the stretch that were pretty critical, including a 3-pointer late in the shot clock that put the Huskies ahead for good at 60-57 with about four minutes remaining. C.J. Wilcox also scored 23 points and made some important free throws.

PLAY OF THE GAME — Suggs' 3-pointer was pretty big, but most observers will likely remember the turnovers the teams committed with 42.5 seconds left. First, Abdul Gaddy threw a long inbounds pass over the head of Wilcox, which gave the Cougars the ball back under UW's basket trailing 68-63. After a timeout, the Cougars couldn't get the ball inbounded and DaVonte Lacy was forced to just toss it in. His pass was stolen easily by Wilcox.

STAT OF THE GAME — WSU's 18 turnovers pretty much say it all, but the Huskies also scored 15 points off those turnovers. And WSU scored zero on 13 turnovers by UW. It's also notable that both Brock Motum and Royce Woolridge played 40 minutes.

QUOTABLE — “It’s hard to say that, but yeah, I think we are. It’s hard to say that when you lose nine times in a row and you feel like you’re getting better each time. It’s tough because eventually you need to put some wins on the board. It’s disappointing, but still, no one in the locker room has been giving up. It would be easy after nine games in a row. It would be easy to give up. Anyone. Credit to all our guys. No one’s looking past the next game and no one’s looking in the past. We look at it as we’ve got a 2-week season and the Pac-12 tournament. Hopefully we can finish strong.” — Brock Motum, asked if he thinks the Cougars are improving

UP NEXT — Wednesday against UCLA, in Pullman, at 6:30 p.m. You can watch it on the Pac-12 Networks.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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