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WSU leads despite long dry spell


Sorry this is a little late, but I got caught watching the first half instead of preparing this post. It was that good. First the Cougars made a run thanks to their 7 of 9 shooting. Then Cal rallied back as Tony Bennett subbed freshmen Mike Harthun, Marcus Capers and DeAngelo Casto. From 16-5 WSU, it was 20-16 Cal before Caleb Forrest, who had nine first-half points, hit a 19 footer to break a 15-0 run. Of course that wasn't all, even though Cal built a seven-point lead. WSU hit six of its last seven shots – including a 25-foot Taylor Rochestie jumper at the 2.6 second mark – to take a 33-30 lead into the locker room. Rochestie had nine points, Klay Thompson seven despite a 8-minute stretch of Cal playing a triangle and two on them. Jerome Randle paced Cal with 10 points. The Cougars shot 66.7 percent - 5 of 7 from beyond the arc - and Cal 54.2 - 4 of 5 - in the first half. We'll be back …

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