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Beware of Huskies baring their teeth

COUGARS

When I was young, and that, my friends, was a long time ago, my dad used to constantly throw out platitudes that must have been handed down from Roman times.

Things like "it's time to fish or cut bait," or "people in hell want ice water."

And one that went something like "don't back a hurt dog into a corner."

Well, there's a group of injured Dawgs that are backed into a corner right now. Standing in front of them are the WSU Cougars.

Is it a recipe for an upset? Most of you who answered our question below think not. You believe WSU, the better team playing better right now, will win.

I'm not so sure. Yes, WSU has been the better team this season. And, yes, the Cougs are playing better, much better in fact, than the Dawgs recently. And Saturday's game (3 p.m.; FSN; 920-AM) is in Pullman.

But … I have trouble betting against a team that needs a win as bad as the Huskies need this one. I'm not saying just yet I'm picking the Huskies, but as of Thursday morning at 10, I'm leaning that way. And that's after reading all the stories I'm about to link you to.

We'll start with Glenn Kasses' Q and A with Derrick Low. The Cougar junior has had an excellent year overall, though his shooting has been off a little lately. Then we'll add in Glenn's Pac-10 notes and the look ahead to the UW game (final game).



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