Washington State coach June Daugherty sees this week’s final homestand as chance to gain momentum for next week’s Pac-12 Tournament in Seattle.
The banged-up Cougars (10-17, 5-11) are coming off a winless road trip in Los Angeles, against teams they were able to beat last month in Pullman. Home wins against Utah and Colorado could give WSU a chance to climb out of 10th place and improve its seeding for the tournament.
Saturday’s game against Colorado is the last in Beasley Coliseum for senior forward Ivana Kmetovska, a native of Macedonia whose father will finally be able to see his daughter compete in person.
“We’re so excited for her and her family. She didn’t know anybody when she came here,” Daugherty said of Kmetovska, who has started 19 games this year and averaged eight points and 3.9 rebounds.
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