HOT COUGAR ACTION: Recapping Basketball's 79-68 Win

It wasn't the most impressive win, but considering what is going on around the conference, any win is a good win at this point. There is a lot of coverage of the game around the Internet but I'll start with Craig's recap from last night.

From WSU, we have official stats and a short recap. From the WSU Athletics Youtube channel we have highlights and player interviews.

Cougs over Hornets! 11/17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

MBB Postgame reaction! 11/17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Ken Bone after Sac St win! 11-17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Cougars to face impressive Utah defense - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2011
PULLMAN – Statistics can lie and often do. But when it comes to the University of Utah’s football team, about the only statistic that rings untrue is its Pac-12 record

WSU overcomes Sac State, 79-68 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2011
We've got our game story done, which you can read here, so we have time to really break down what went on Thursday night in Beasley Coliseum. The short version: The better team won. But not that easily. Read on.

WSU recovers from early struggles - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2011
PULLMAN – Ken Bone walked into the interview room Thursday night and accepted the blame. "It was very poor team chemistry tonight," Bone said. "But that’s not as much the team’s fault as it was mine."

WSU’s Wilson banged up | College Sports - The News Tribune
Standout wide receiver Marquess Wilson and two other injured starters were limited to token appearances at Washington State’s football practice Thursday, and their availability for Saturday’s game against Utah may be in doubt.

College Sports | Washington State rallies to beat Sacramento State | Men's college basketball | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — Brock Motum scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Faisal Aden added 18 points and Washington State rallied to beat Sacramento State 79-68 Thursday night.

DiIorio starts in Cougs win over Sacramento State " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — One year ago, the Washington State Cougars won 22 games, including an 84-36 rout of Sacramento State in which the Cougars scored the game's first 27 points.

Utes look for strong finish to inaugural Pac-12 season - Block U
Utah football can climb to .500 in Pac-12 play with a victory over Washington State Saturday. More importantly, they can guarantee the program a ninth straight winning season - the longest such stretch since Ike Armstrong roamed the sidelines during the Roosevelt era.  That all seemed unlikely a few weeks ago when the Utes dropped to 0-4 in the Pac-12 and sat at 3-4 on the season. Since their defeat to Cal, though, everything's gone right for the streaking Utes and they hope that carries over into this weekend's contest against the now hot Cougars. 

What-to-watch-111711 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Halliday encore? What is Washington State QB Connor Halliday to do after throwing for 494 yards -- a conference freshman record -- and four touchdowns in an upset victory over Arizona State? Even the confident Halliday admitted it might be impossible to duplicate those numbers. And Utah's defense is a different animal than the Sun Devils'. The key for Halliday is to keep playing within the system and let the game come to him. Don't force throws. Don't hold the ball too long. Don't look for the bomb when the short out is open. The Utes don't have a high-scoring offense. This game doesn't figure to be a shootout. It will be about field position and not making mistakes.

Scout.com: Film study with Wulff

SPOKANE – Chances are, Cougfans are quite familiar with how it all unfolded in this past Saturday’s win over ASU. But why did it happen? Why did so many of those plays work, why did Connor Halliday succeed, why did the defense hold ASU to just 68 yards rushing? Paul Wulff explained in great detail just that and more this week at the Cougar Club Luncheon. 

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