Is euthanasia legal on a basketball season?
Player of the Game - Klay Thompson - Welcome back, old friend. 18 points on very efficient 7 of 11 shooting, including 4 of 6 from distance. If you had told me this would happen before the game, I would have guaranteed a victory. Too bad. Klay also had a team high eight boards. Downside: 0 to 4 assist to turnover ratio. The "stop shooting" threads over on Cougfan should shift to "stop passing".
Unsung Hero - Nikola Koprivica - For future years I'm seriously considering renaming this the "Nikola Koprivica Unsung Hero Award". 12 points on 4 of 6 (2 of 4) shooting, 6 boards, and a positive (2:1) assist to turnover ratio!
It was over when... WSU couldn't rebound the missed front end of a one-and-one with under 30 seconds remaining. It would've given the Cougs the ball down one with a chance to win. Instead, one of the Tarvers went to the line and made it a three-point game. This is pretty much the kind of thing we've come to expect.
Stat of the Game - Let's not kid ourselves. It's a miracle we almost won a game where we had 15 points and 15 turnovers in one half. Unreal.