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Cougars win one for Daugherty at Pac-12 tourney

An emotional day for the Washington State women's basketball team began with head coach June Daugherty being stricken with acute appendicitis and ended with a win to open the Pac-12 Conference tournament in Seattle. Read story

Interim coach Mike Daugherty said his team is excited to play Stanford, which defeated WSU 72-50 last week.

“It doesn't matter who the best team is,” he said. “It matters who the best team is on that day.

“We have a game plan. Hopefully, it's a better game plan than last week when we played them.”

ASU coach Thorne saluted forward Fulcher after her last game. Fulcher shot 7 for 11 from the field and was the only Sun Devil with more than six points.

“Janae's done a great job for us all year, but we don't have anyone else consistently scoring for us,” Thorne said. “You hold a team to 48 points, you should win.”

“Honestly, it was whatever the defense gave us,” Fulcher said. “They had the middle wide open and at times we took advantage of that, and at times we didn't.”

ASU 5-foot-8 guard Promise Amukamara had 14 rebounds, eight more than any other player in the game.

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