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Saturday, March 28, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The regular season ends at Galen Center

COUGARS

FROM LOS ANGELES -- As I type, there are about seven players from both teams shooting on the court. Wonder if there will be that many people in the seats today. Read on for some thoughts.

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This game doesn't mean a whole heck of a lot for either team. USC is dead, buried and decomposed, likely just ready for this season to end, though they've hung in there and continued to battle. WSU can't improve its Pac-12 tournament positioning with a win, the Cougars playing solely for momentum heading into next week. Heck, I don't even know that a loss today would damage their CBI hopes that much. But they should probably go ahead and win to be sure. ... After Thursday's debacle, I think everyone is interested to see which WSU team shows up. If it's the team that played solid, competitive ball over the last month or so, there's no reason the Cougars shouldn't win this game. If it's the team that showed on Thursday? USC may be celebrating its second conference win. It's all up to WSU. The Trojans aren't good enough to beat them if the Cougars are on point. ... There's also no reason why Brock Motum shouldn't have a field day today. The Trojans have one player taller than 6-foot-7. If WSU can get him the ball, Motum should finish with ease. ... WSU is wearing its gray uniforms.

All for now. As usual, we'll be back after the game.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple




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