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WSU does enough to cruise past Oregon


It's getting late early tonight, so we'll give you a quick post and head on out of Beasley. You can read more concerning Washington State's 77-63 defeat of Oregon – snapping a three-game losing streak to the Ducks. Read on.


• It wasn't pretty – and that comes directly from coach Ken Bone – but the Cougars did enough to build a big lead and coast over the out-manned Ducks. The lead got as big as 21 (58-37) midway through the second half and that was that. ... The Cougars turned the ball over 18 times, many of which we were just careless, drop-the-ball-out-of-bounds kind of plays and that concerned Bone as well. But they got a win. ... A couple of reasons why: Reggie Moore shot them through their first-half woes; they hit 18 of 21 free throws; they shared the ball, with 16 assists on their 24 baskets; and they dominated the much-shorter Ducks on the glass, outrebounding UO by 12, numbers that haven't been seen since the Southern game. ... Oh, and Oregon was 24 of 71 from the floor, 10 of 32 from beyond the arc. The Ducks aren't big and they don't shoot well, which is a lethal combination. ... You can find the early version of my story here.


• That's all for tonight. We'll be back in the morning like always. Until then ...

Vince Grippi
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