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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

WSU tries to end streak 15 

COUGARS Remember last season when WSU lost three consecutive home games? The Cougars avoided losing a fourth by thundering O.J. Mayo and USC, 74-50. Which means WSU hasn't lost four in-a-row at home since 2004, Dick Bennett's first year. But that is a possibility tonight...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2009

FSN and the Holt hire - plus hoops 23 

COUGARS It was, seemingly, a huge day yesterday for Husky fans. The hiring of former Idaho head coach Nick Holt as defensive coordinator was such a big deal that Fox Sports Northwest televised the press conference – twice. Read on for more on that and...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2009

Cal, Stanford headed for Pullman 

COUGARS The Bay Area teams come into Pullman this weekend, starting with the Cal Bears on Thursday night. Cal and Stanford are two of the surprising teams in the Pac-10 this season, so we thought we would take a look at their success. Read on...

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WSU links drizzle out on a Tuesday 33 

COUGARS Not a lot in the way of links this morning. Now rain, that we've got a lot of. Piles of snow one morning, ice all afternoon and rain the next day. How fun. Anyhow, read on for the few links we do have and...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2009

SUNDAY, JAN. 4, 2009

UW loss, the morning after 37 

COUGARS As I was looking back at the box scores from the past couple year's worth of WSU/UW basketball games yesterday, I was struck by how often Washington State had played 40 minutes of basketball against an aggressive, physical team without turning over the ball...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 2009

WSU opens Pac-10 play with a loss 19 

COUGARS There isn't a lot of margin of error available for the Washington State Cougars this Pac-10 basketball season. This isn't a group right now that's going to come roaring back from a big deficit to win a game. This isn't a group that can...

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UW pulls away in the second half 

COUGARS Another quick burst by the opposition to open the second half. Another home loss. That's what happened again Saturday as UW scored nine consecutive points right after halftime and went on to defeat WSU, 68-48, in the Pac-10 opener for both. Yes, it seemed...

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UW leads by two at the half 

COUGARS WSU trails 30-28 at the half, with the Huskies dominating the boards and nailing just about every open look they have from 3. The Cougars are staying in the game because they are perfect from the line, hitting all seven they've taken. Both teams...

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Can WSU execute against the Huskies? 

COUGARS The Washington Huskies walked onto Friel Court today and Beasley Coliseum was silent. Really. No boos, no catcalls, nothing. What a difference without a majority of the students. There are a few, about a couple hundred right by the court, but they didn't acknowledged...

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Opening night prelude to rivalry day 

COUGARS The Pac-10's first four games went pretty much as expected Friday night, with USC and UCLA winning easily in Oregon, Cal showing its nonconference record was for real and Stanford showing is wasn't. The first wave of conference games ends today with WSU hosting...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2009

Looking ahead to UW 

COUGARS Washington State opens Pac-10 play tomorrow by hosting UW, as I'm sure everyone who is reading this knows. On the link we have the unedited version of our advance for you to peruse. Read on.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 2009

Pac-10 may be down, but still formidable 23 

COUGARS Here's a special treat just for New Year's Day and for you avid SportsLink readers. We've put together a team-by-team look at the Pac-10 basketball race. It's not going to be printed in the S-R, so this is the only place to see it....

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Happy New Year Coug fans 23 

COUGARS So it's New Year's Day, 2009. How many of you out there wondered if you would ever see this day? No, I don't mean at 11:23 last night when you couldn't remember if the person you were talking with through a self-induced haze was...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 2008

Only a few hours until 2009 WSU fans 

COUGARS Let's see. It's only a couple days before the Pac-10 basketball season starts. We've got that covered on the link. Oregon State put up an offensive show en route to defeating Pitt. That's covered too. Anything else? Yes, there is. Read on.

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Links from there to here

COUGARS A quick post this morning, with a potpourri of links, including to UW's win last night through Oregon's football win and on to a new job for a former Cougar, though not in that order. Read on.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2008

MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2008

Young Cougars test K-State

COUGARS I know it's December so this shouldn't surprise me, but darn if it isn't snowing again. It's stretches like these that make me wish I was covering Arizona State or UCLA or even Cal Poly. Read on for the one WSU-related link I found...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2008

SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2008

WSU collapses down the stretch 37 

COUGARS After the collapse was over, and WSU had lost 64-52 at LSU, basketball coach Tony Bennett talked about "regrouping." The defeat itself was one thing, but the way the Cougars lost, blowing a seven-point lead midway through the second half by just giving the...

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WSU loses 64-52 at LSU 17 

COUGARS A 11-0 run by LSU clinches a 64-52 nonconference win over WSU on Saturday. The Cougars turned the ball over five times down the stretch, part of 18 they had, including 13 of them steals credited to the Tigers. We'll be back in a...

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LSU leads by two at half 

COUGARS An interesting first half with some interesting whistles. That's as far as I will go other than to say it's easy to see why LSU has won 12 consecutive home games. ... LSU leads 25-23 behind the 12 points of Bo Spencer, a guard...

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LSU last nonconference game for WSU 

COUGARS The calendar is about to turn a new leaf. Washington State's basketball schedule is about to do the same thing. The Cougars will play their final nonconference game this morning in Baton Rouge, facing an LSU team that's lost just once this season. Read...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 2008

One more pre-Pac-10 test for WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED 5:45 P.M. WSU gets back on the court tomorrow at 9-1 LSU. The Tigers will provide a formidable test for the Cougars, but their record is a little soft, with eight wins over teams with a Pomeroy ranking of 220 or worse...

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