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Defense needs to pick up

COUGARS, 26-25

The WSU defense tonight isn't up to its usual standard, yielding easy shots and second-chance opportunities. Part of that is the Huskies are playing more unselfishly than they usually do (six assists on their first nine baskets). But part of it is WSU's slower-than-normal rotations.

Some of that is because Baynes and Forrest have had to play together inside for a while and that wasn't good.

On the plus side is the play of Antonio Chavers, who has already hit a 3-pointer – his first basket of the season – and is doing what all Cougars are expected to do: play defense.

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