From Pullman -- The Washington State men's basketball season doesn't officially tip off until November 8, but you can get a sneak peek of the Cougars this Friday at 8 p.m. when the team takes on Central Washington University in Beasley Coliseum for an exhibition game that is free to the public. The Wildcats were picked by coaches to finish fourth in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and are led by senior Mark McLaughlin who pledged to play for WSU once upon a time.
The Wildcats also have former Washington recruit Kevin Davis at power forward.
The Cougars typically fare well in these exhibition games. Last year's 62-50 win over St. Martins University was the first time WSU won an exhibition game by less than 22 points since a 62-53 victory over Lewis-Clark State College in 2004. The last time the Cougars took on the Wildcats in Pullman was in 2006. WSU won that contest 84-40.