Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 50° Cloudy


WSU holds off No. 14 ASU in OT


Taylor Rochestie's 28-footer. That's what you'll remember from the Cougars' 51-49 victory. But there was more. Any defensive-minded coach preaches offense comes and goes. Your defense has to hold you in close games. You know you've heard Tony Bennett say it more than once. But it was never more true than Saturday – for both teams. The Sun Devils have a sure-fire NBA top 10 pick in James Harden and they struggled to score. The Cougars, well they don't have any sure-fire first round picks but they have been executing well offensively recently. Not Saturday. But with the game on the line, it was Rochestie who came through. We'll be back in a couple hours with the game story.

Vince Grippi
Vince Grippi is a freelance local sports blogger for He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Follow Vince online:

Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.