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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

WSU's Pac-10 loss to UW, the day after 17 

COUGARS A little inside baseball. While you're sitting at home watching what was a spectacularly entertaining basketball game last night, either jumping with joy or firing the remote into the coach pillows, there were about 10 people in the Staples Center who were just trying...

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WSU falls to UW 89-87 10 

COUGARS Klay Thompson set a handful of tournament and school records Thursday night, including a Pac-10 tournament best 43 points. But the 89-87 loss to Washington cut him deep, that much was obvious in the locker room afterward. Read on for more.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

WSU leads 40-32 at halftime 

COUGARS There wasn't a knockout delivered in the first half, but there were a few blows by both team. And Klay Thompson, answering the question whether he would press, delivered most of Washington State's. The junior wing, who missed the last Cougar game serving a...

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Some pregame thoughts from Staples 

COUGARS We've been watching hours and hours of basketball here at the Staples Center and it's cemented some thoughts we've had for a while. So we figured we might as well share those thoughts before tip, which is in less than two hours or so....

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

WSU waits; UW loses a player 18 

COUGARS • UPDATE 10:10 A.M.; 3:45 P.M. The Pac-10 men's basketball tournament begins today at the Staples Center, but not for Washington State. No, the Cougars get another day of practice and another day of rest for point guard Reggie Moore's ankle. Read on. •...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

Gonzaga isn't the only women's BB news

I figured those of you who read this women's basketball blog were up on the news of yesterday, Gonzaga's shocking upset to win the WCC Tournament and senior guard Courtney Vandersloot someone winning a national award ... OK, maybe we weren't completely sure Vandersloot would...

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WSU on way to LA 

COUGARS We're in SeaTac watching the departure board diligently as our flight to Los Angeles has already changed gate and time more than once. But while we have a few minutes, we're trying to get our post finished. ... Sorry, didn't get it done. Most...

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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

WSU's Thompson reinstated 

COUGARS Just got done talking with Washington State coach Ken Bone and Klay Thompson's suspension lasted one game. The junior was reinstated Monday after practice and will start Thursday night against Washington. Read on for more.

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Washington State guard Klay Thompson (1) shoots over Washington guard Scott Suggs (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, in Pullman, Wash. Thompson lead all scorers with 25 points as Washington State won 87-80. (Dean Hare / Fr158448 Ap)

Thompson, Casto earn All-Pac-10 honors 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 1:20 P.M. We were on the drive down to Pullman for Ken Bone's teleconference when the Pac-10 released the all-conference teams. Real quick, Klay Thompson was first team, DeAngelo Casto was second team and all-defensive team member and that's it. UPDATE: We...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

WSU falls 79-70 to UA 

COUGARS We have to drive the nearly two hours to Phoenix before we get to sleep, so we're going to be quick with this post-game post. Though there is some to add tonight following Washington State's tough defeat to 12th-ranked Arizona, so read on.

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Arizona leads WSU 41-33 at half 

COUGARS Just a quick note. The eight-point deficit Washington State faces at halftime could be worse. The Wildcats have missed a handful of point-blank attempts, though every time Williams has – sans once – he's gone to the line, though all were good calls. DeAngelo...

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WSU faces tough task tonight 

COUGARS Of all the tasks awaiting a visiting Pac-10 basketball team, none may be greater than trying to win in McKale on a Thursday night. Unless it's trying to win at Hec Ed on a Sunday. But the former is what faces Washington State today...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

WSU heads to Arizona 

COUGARS From snow to sun. Though the latter won't last long, as the U.S. Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for the Valley of the soon-to-be-hiding sun. Looks like rain for the weekend. Oh well. A high of 67 still looks pretty good...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

WSU, Casto's ankle and a tweet 10 

COUGARS It's funny. A big part of this job is working hard to get information first. Then you get scooped on a story when you are part of it. Weird. More on that and DeAngelo Casto's status for Thursday, so read on.

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One sign of spring at WSU

COUGARS Despite the snow covering most of Pullman, Division I college baseball opens this weekend. Washington State, coming off back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances for the first time since the Reagan presidency, heads to central California to face Cal State Bakersfield. Use that as background when...

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Arizona beckons WSU this week 12 

COUGARS One day of practice then it's on to Arizona for the Washington State Cougars. The longest road trip of the Pac-10 year starts Thursday night in Tucson. We'll be there. But before we leave tomorrow, a lot to get done, starting with this morning's...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

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SATURDAY, FEB. 12, 2011

WSU earns 75-71 win over Cal 

COUGARS With a relatively early game today, we can actually write a postgame post that will serve, in part, a role usually reserved for the morning after. Of course, we'll back with the links tomorrow, but tonight we have some thoughts and comments from the...

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WSU leads 25-23 at half 

COUGARS I'm not going to bore you with a long halftime post because everyone on the court today seems to be having on off day, from both teams to the three officials. There have been, combined between the teams, five air balls, 39 missed shots,...

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WSU gets ready to face Bears

COUGARS I've been sitting in front of the computer for more than a few minutes trying to decide what to write about on this darn lead-in. Can't think of anything, let alone anything clever. I'm giving up. Read on for more Washington State notes and...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011


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