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Help is slow in coming


Why does size give WSU trouble? Well, besides the obvious that the Cougars aren't huge inside, so the big guys can operate inside without worrying about being pushed around, there is another reason.

When WSU has to be so inside-centric, the wing defenders are on their own. Of course, the WSU philosophy is to keep dribble penetration to a minimum, to keep penetrators in front. And they do a very good job of it.

But everyone will break down at some time, even the Cougs. Usually, there is no better team in the Pac-10 at giving help. And that's where the big guys come in. The Coug bigs have to stay home longer than usual, and the Cardinal penetrators have had seams to attack.

Let's see if the rest of the way the Cougs can adjust.

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