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Great first half for WSU

COUGARS, 40-28

The first half couldn't have gone too much better for WSU, other than a couple of fouls apiece on Robbie Cowgill and Ivory Clark.

Looking at the statistics, the Cougs dominate in almost every category. WSU is shooting 55 percent from the floor, Cal 40 percent, including hitting just 4 of 16 3-point shots. The rebound margin is obscene, with WSU leading with a better than 2-to-1 margin. Cal, the nation's best free throw shooting team, has missed 3 of its 7 attempts; WSU has hit 5 of 6.

More importantly, the Cougs are controlling the tempo, and playing the game at their tempo. Even with that, they have 40 points at intermission – the most they've scored in the first half this year – and have answered every Cal run with one of their own.

Low has gotten started, finally, hitting a 3 (after missing 10 consecutive tries) and finishing the half with nine. Devan Harmeling equaled that total, while Kyle Weaver led both teams with 11.

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