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Morning links: WSU falls to Cal in final home game

Washington State couldn't send its seniors out with a win on Sunday, falling to California 80-62 in its final home game of the season.

The Cougars, who have lost 13 consecutive games, are now guaranteed to finish No. 12 in the Pac-12. That means they will take on the conference's fifth-place team in the Pac-12 tournament's first round. That could be any of a number of teams, with Cal, USC, Colorado and Washington all pretty close in the conference standings.

Even though the Cougars cannot change their postseason draw during their final three games, Ernie Kent says the Cougars have a lot to play for in the season's final weeks, in that they can learn the lessons that set them up for better future seasons.

Sunday wasn't a good day for home teams, with USC falling to Utah in Los Angeles.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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