PULLMAN – There’s a certain fluidity to Myles Rice’s game. When he dribbles across the Washington State logo, the Cougars’ burgeoning redshirt freshman keeping the ball on a string, he does it calmly, like he knows something the rest of the arena does not.
PULLMAN – Across the two hours it took Washington State to drop its first game of the season, a 76-64 setback to Mississippi State Saturday evening in Uncasville, Connecticut, WSU head coach Kyle Smith may have learned something.
With 31 games on each schedule, two games, let alone one against each other, is not a large enough sample size to draw serious conclusions about the Gonzaga and Washington State women’s basketball teams.
PULLMAN — Joseph Yesufu smiled as he bent down to put his shoe back on. He had just submitted his biggest accomplishment of the game, forcing a miss on an Idaho guard with his shoe in his hand, so during a stoppage in Washington State’s 82-59 win, the transfer guard slid it back on his foot.