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Idaho PG Mike Scott named Big Sky Co-Player of the Week, other Idaho MBB notes

In preparation for this blog post, I tried to find as many holes in Mike Scott's play through the first seven games as I could. The senior Idaho point guard has made that difficult for me. 

Here are the holes I've been able to come up with … In his last two games, both Idaho wins, Scott is only 3 of 11 from 3-point range and 5 of 8 from the foul line. Scott is only a 59-percent free throw shooter on the season. 

And, uh, that's about as much as I could come up with. 

Now let's talk about production, something Scott is excelling at thus far this season. 


Morning links: Tia Presley takes the court in Spokane one last time

Tia Presley has scored a lot of points in Spokane, 1,469 of them at Gonzaga Prep to become the GSL's all-time leading scorer.

The Washington State senior will try to add a few more at 6 p.m. tonight when the Cougars travel to Gonzaga and try to add to their already impressive NCAA tournament resume. Thomas Clouse has a story in advance of the game.

The men will take on the Bulldogs tomorrow. Jim Meehan as a story GU's stellar international freshman.

More links from around the Pac-12 are after the jump.

Morning links: That was kind of weird

Things were pretty quiet on the Washington State front on Sunday until a Houston TV reporter tweeted that Mike Leach might be looking at other schools.

This being the height of recruiting season, the Cougars quickly denied the report, which appears to have had some pretty light evidence. Still, it certainly livened things up after the Seahawks game.

In case you missed it during Seattle's big win, we also had a blog post yesterday looking back at the basketball team's win over Texas-San Antonio.

More links after the jump.

Morning links: WSU romps past UTSA

A thunderous dunk was the grand finale to a 3-pointers parade yesterday as the Cougars made easy work of UTSA.


Texas-San Antonio never had a chance with the way Washington State shot the ball on Saturday, and the final insult came when the Roadrunners ended up as the saps in ESPN SportsCenter's No. 1 play: this dunk by Jordan Railey.  We also have our story from yesterday's game and postgame videos of Ernie Kent and some players.

On Friday we brought the news that a player from Riverside City College had decided to play football at WSU. Yesterday, three of his teammates joined him.

We also checked in with athletic director Bill Moos to get his thoughts on the state of WSU's football program. Some fans chimed in as well in today's paper with letters to the editor.

More links are after the jump.

WSU hosts UTSA, plus morning links

Today at noon the WSU men's basketball team will try to get back on the winning track against Texas-San Antonio.

The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks and is the last home game for WSU (3-4), until its Dec. 21 matchup against San Jose State.

More links are after the jump.

Morning links: WSU women win again

Washington State's women's basketball team won again, 81-55 over UC Santa Barbara, to improve to 6-2.

The Cougars received a combined 45 points from Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley (Gonzaga Prep).

On the men's side we have a blog post to pass along explaining why it's so critical the post players step up their game and an update on WSU's search for a defensive coordinator.

We've got more Pac-12 links after the jump.

Morning links: Idaho defeats WSU

If only the Cougars had made 7 of 30 3-pointers, the game would have gone to overtime. Instead, Washington State his just five of their attempts from behind the arc and fell to their Big Sky opponent, Idaho, 77-71.

Before the game we held our first WSU basketball chat of the season.

More links are after the jump.

Morning links: WSU hosts Idaho

The Vandals will try to sack Beasley Coliseum this evening when Idaho travels to Washington State for a 7 p.m. game. The schools have the longest continuous rivalry west of the Mississippi, which we detail in our advance.

We're going to have our first weekly basketball chat today at 11 a.m. and we've got more links after the jump.

Morning links: Who will head the defense?

Washington State is in the market for a new defensive coordinator and while nobody knows who it will be, seemingly everyone has a guess. That includes me, and I offer up a few potential candidates in this blog post and story.

We’ve got more links after the jump.

Morning links: Leach makes coaching changes

Mike Breske and Paul Volero became the second and third coaching casualties of Washington State's deflating season. In the paper today we have a story on the dismissal of the two coaches as well as a blog post on SportsLink.

Basketball coach Ernie Kent will hold a press conference today in advance of Wednesday's game against Idaho, so we'll have some coverage from that.

Links are after the jump.


Morning links: Apple Cup stays in Seattle

Washington won the coldest-ever Apple Cup last night, 31-13. We have my game story and John Blanchette pulls no punches in his column and Jim Allen has a sidebar of UW's young but successful secondary. Allen and I both contributed to our notebook from the game. S-R photojournalist Tyler Tjomsland has a gallery from the game, we have the transcript from our pregame chat and a scoring summary. Finally, here our videos of Mike Leach, Luke Falk and Marcellus Pippins, Daquawn Brown and Isiah Myers and Peyton Pelluer, as well as the official game book.

We'll also pass along postgame stories from Bud Withers and Art Thiel. The Cougars had a good day on the hardwood, where the men won their second game in two days and the women knocked off a highly ranked Maryland team.

Links from other Pac-12 games are after the jump.

Morning links: preparing for Washington’s pass rush

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. the Washington State Cougars will take on the Washington Huskies in the 107th Apple Cup.

In our advance we look at the critical matchup between UW's defensive line and the WSU passing game.  We've also got our Two Minute Drill and a fictional conversation between the coaches, courtesy of John Blanchette.

Morning links: Apple Cup tomorrow

Well, we're almost to the end of another football season. Soon we'll shift over to basketball stories in these links.

Thanks for sticking with us this far. In today's paper we have a story on Steve Gleason, who will be inducted into the Washington State Athletic Hall of Fame tomorrow between the first and second quarters of the Apple Cup. I thought I'd also pass along these links to Team Gleason and WSU Team Gleason, which are both mentioned in the article.

More links are after the jump.

Morning links: Cougars spend Thanksgiving in Alaska

The Washington State men's basketball team will be able to eat an early Thanksgiving meal, watch some football and still have plenty of time to get ready for tonight's game against UC Santa Barbara, which tips off at 9 p.m. PST.

The should face a stiff test in the Gauchos, who have Big West Player of the Year Alan Williams back along with efficient point guard Zalmico Harmon.

Until then we have links, after the jump.

Morning links: getting into the spirit

We've got couple columns to pass along this morning on the nature of the Apple Cup. Our John Blanchette wishes coaches cared more while Art Thiel notes that the students can occasionally care too much.

We've got a lot more to pass along after the jump. I'll also be hosting our weekly WSU live chat on the blog today at 11 a.m., so come back for that.

Morning links: looking ahead to Washington

We cast an eye toward Washington with today's First Look and some players sound off on the rivalry in our notebook.

We've got more links after the jump.

Morning links: Apple Cup returns to Pullman

The Apple Cup returns to Pullman on Saturday, where the Cougars could have a nearly unprecedented level of success in front of their home crowd. That's the thrust of today's story.

We've got more links after the jump.

Morning links: Pac-12 blowouts abound

Stanford outscored California in every quarter of the big game and cruised to a 38-17 victory. That was the closest of the Pac-12's games in a week full of crooked scoreboards.

Game recaps and other links are after the jump.

Morning links: WSU is probably already playing

Good morning. Washington State plays at Arizona State in just four hours (probably less by the time you are reading this) so let's get right to those links.

Links are after the jump.

Unloading the quote book: Ernie Kent wins first as WSU coach

It wasn't pretty, but Washington State men's basketball coach doesn't expect many wins to come in that fashion in his first year at the helm in Pullman. 

Friday night's 80-68 win over Idaho State at Beasley Coliseum showed as much. 

I unload my quote book from Kent and players after the jump. 

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