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Quotable: The streaks are over for WSU

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FROM PULLMAN — We have additional quotes for you to read from WSU's 73-61 win over UCLA last night. Read on.

Quotable: WSU’s losing streak hits 9

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FROM SEATTLE — Emptying out our notebook and passing along some more quotes after Washington State's 72-68 loss to Washington here on Sunday. Read on.

Quotable: First half dooms WSU at Pauley

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FROM LOS ANGELES — We once again empty out the notebook with some additional quotes from WSU's 76-62 loss to UCLA here on Saturday night. Read on.

Quotable: Cougs fall short at Oregon

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FROM EUGENE — We have a few remaining quotes to pass along from WSU's 68-61 loss at Oregon on Wednesday. Read on.

Quotable: Another tough loss for WSU

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FROM PULLMAN — We have a few more quotes to pass along from Washington State's 58-49 loss to Colorado on Saturday. Read on.

Quotable: WSU loses third straight

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FROM BERKELEY — We empty out our notebook with quotes from Washington State's 67-54 loss to California at Haas Pavilion, the Cougars' third consecutive defeat to start Pac-12 play. Read on.

Tale of the tape: Cal 67, WSU 54

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FROM BERKELEY — Another frustrating loss for Washington State, this one 67-54 to California in Haas Pavilion. We've filed our story and have our usual tale of the tape after the jump. Read on.

Quotable: WSU’s loss at Stanford

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FROM STANFORD — Emptying out the notebook following WsU's 78-67 loss at Stanford on Wednesday. Read on for quotes.

Pregame from Maples Pavilion

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FROM STANFORD — Checking another Pac-12 arena off my list tonight, as Washington State makes its first visit to Stanford since the 200-11 season. OK, so that wasn't all that long ago. Anyway, we have some thoughts  before things get going, so read on.

Quotable: UW tops WSU, 68-63

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FROM PULLMAN — Here is an assortment of postgame quotes from WSU's 68-63 loss to Washington on Saturday. Read on.

WSU year in review

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In honor of the final day of 2012, we participate in the widely-practiced tradition of recapping the previous 365 days in WSU sports (OK, just football and men's basketball, because those are the sports we cover). Read on for musings.

Quotes: Bone, Lacy, Motum

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FROM SEATTLE — We have some quotes to pass along after WSU's 65-54 win over Buffalo at KeyArena on Friday night. Read on.

Ending the week with hoops links

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FROM PULLMAN — It was back to basketball on Thursday night, though the small crowd that showed up at Beasley Coliseum wasn't exactly treated to a strong showing. Regardless, we recap the night's happenings after the jump, so read on.

Tale of the tape: WSU 52, Jackson State 41

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FROM PULLMAN — For the second consecutive game, Washington State won ugly. But, as coach Ken Bone and players said afterward, it was a win. We recap it after the jump.

Tuesday morning links from WSU

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FRFOM PULLMAN — Not a whole lot to report from Pullman itself this morning — the basketball team had yesterday off and doesn't play until Thursday — though there are a few items here and there that are worth your attention. With that, read on.

Brock Motum is Pac-12 Player of the Week

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FROM PULLMAN — For the second time in his career, Washington State forward Brock Motum has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week.

Motum scored 23 points against Gonzaga on Wednesday and another 23 against Fresno State on Sunday. He's scored 20 or more points in each of his last four games, and has made nine of 13 3-point attempts in his last three games.

Motum's first player of the week award came almost exactly one year ago. He won it on Dec. 12, 2011.

Here's WSU's release:

 

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Washington State University men’s basketball senior Brock Motum has been named the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 3-9, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

A native of Brisbane, Australia, Motum led the Cougars with 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as WSU fell to No. 10 Gonzaga, 71-69, Dec. 5 and defeated Fresno State, 59-50, Dec. 9. He shot .552 (16-for-29) from the field, including a .700 clip (7-for-10) from 3-point range.

In Washington State’s loss to No. 10 Gonzaga, Motum had a career-high 5 3-pointers, going 5-for-7 (.714) from beyond the 3-point arc, while finishing with 23 points. He tied his career high and had a season-high 3 blocked shots in that game as well and finished shooting .615 (8-for-13) from the field. Sunday, in WSU’s matinee with Fresno State, Motum once again scored 23 points while going 2-for-3 (.667) from the 3-point arc. He added a team-best 8 rebounds and 2 assists in the victory.

Motum has scored at least 23 points in each of the last four games, averaging 25.3 points in those games and now is scoring 19.7 points per game on the season, good for third in the Pac-12 and 34th in the nation. He has scored in double figures in all 10 games this season. In WSU’s first seven games, Motum was just 2-for-19 from beyond the 3-point arc (.105), but in the last three games, he has gone 9-for-13 from 3-point range for a .692 clip.

The 6-foot-10 forward has 1,130 career points and is just 17 shy of reaching Steve Harriel in 20th in WSU’s career scoring record book. Motum became the 33rd Cougar to score 1,000 career points Nov. 19 of this season against No. 12 Kansas in Kansas City, Mo. He is the third Cougar in the last four seasons to reach 1,000 career points as Klay Thompson scored his 1,000 point during the 2009-10 season and Reggie Moore reached 1,000 in the Cougars’ second-to-last game of the 2011-12 campaign.

This is the second honor for Motum, who received Pac-12 Player of the Week last season during the same week, Dec. 5-11. Last year, Motum became the first Cougar not named Klay Thompson to earn conference player of the week since Taylor Rochestie picked up the honor, Feb. 23, 2009. WSU had two accolades last season as  Faisal Aden was also named conference player of the week, Jan. 23. Motum’s honor is the 26th all-time player of the week for Washington State as he becomes the sixth Cougar to earn the award multiple times in his career. 

Video and quotes from WSU vs. Fresno State

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FROM PULLMAN — Above are videos of Ken Bone, Brock Motum and Mike Ladd answering questions after WSU's 59-50 win over Fresno State on Sunday afternoon. Below are quotes. Read on.

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