January 15, 2009 in Sports

WSU wins in overtime

By The Spokesman-Review
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Oregon State guard Josh Tarver, right, drives on Washington State guard Marcus Capers during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.
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Too many turnovers. Too many offensive rebounds. Too many easy buckets. Too many missed chances.

This was a night when there easily could have been too manys for WSU. Instead all they added up to was a 61-57 overtime win over OSU.

The Cougars gutted out, outscoring the Beavers 11-7 in overtime and getting a big block from Aron Baynes to help seal it.

But this isn’t the same OSU team. Just as his brother-in-law is about to bring change to Washington, D.C., Craig Robinson has brought it to Corvallis. These Beavers play harder, play smarter and just play better than those of the past few years.

Still, a Pac-10 win is a Pac-10 win.

Check back with spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/ later tonight for the full story, or go there now to discuss the game.

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