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Cougars have a slight edge

COUGARS, 27-26

A one-point lead at halftime isn't perfect, if you are WSU fan, but it's better than the alternative.

Especially considering some of the statistics.

The Cardinal, led by he Lopez twins, have out-rebounded WSU 23-13. But the Cougars are balancing that with a 9-2 turnover edge – and 12 points from those.

But unless one team gets hot, the second half will look a lot like the first.

One caveat: Kyle Weaver and Robbie Cowgill each have two fouls. Both need to not pick up their third in the first 5 minutes of the second half. If either does, the Cougars will be in a little trouble.

The best note from the first half? Derrick Low has hit 5 of 9 shots for 10 points, leaving his mini-shooting slump behind tonight. As those stats show, none of his buckets were from 3-point territory. Let's see if he can change that early.



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