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WSU Men's Basketball

Cougars go for first Pac-12 sweep in five years on Saturday

Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu, left, shoots as Arizona State forward Eric Jacobsen (21) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (Matt York / AP)

PULLMAN – Washington State will try to reset and gain some momentum for one final push to end the year with Saturday’s game against Arizona State at 2 p.m.

WSU (11-15, 4-10 Pac-12) has lost its last five games, and 10 of its last 12. But the Cougars already beat the Sun Devils (13-14, 5-8) on the road earlier this season. That means the Cougars are also going for their first sweep since 2011-12.

The Cougars will also have a chance to sweep Washington next week in its last home game before the team heads to Los Angeles to close out the regular season against UCLA and USC. Coach Ernie Kent would love for his team to build some momentum with a few wins before the Pac-12 tournament begins.

After Thursday’s loss against No. 5 Arizona, Kent called on his players to take more pride in their games and assume more responsibility for not making repeated mistakes.