In brief: Cougars host Jackson State
Men’s hoops: As Pac-12 play draws nearer, there are a few things coach Ken Bone wants to cement when it comes to Washington State’s personnel.
The Cougars (6-4), who host Jackson State at 7 tonight at Beasley Coliseum, are still trying to nail down their point-guard position, and Bone (pictured) said he’d like to establish junior forward D.J. Shelton’s role before WSU begins conference play in January.
Jackson State (0-6) should provide a good tuneup. The Tigers are 0-6 this season, most recently losing 120-67 at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday. Four of their losses have come by 18 or more points.
WSU has given extensive minutes to both Royce Woolridge and Mike Ladd at point guard this season. Ladd has taken the reins most recently, and he scored a WSU career-best 19 points in the Cougars’ 59-50 win over Fresno State on Sunday.
After tonight, WSU’s next game is a Dec. 21 matchup against Buffalo at KeyArena in Seattle. Nonconference play concludes against Idaho State on Dec. 29 in Kennewick.
By Christian Caple
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