While it may not have been the prettiest win, the men's basketball team did come away with a win Sunday, beating Western Oregon 66-42. There were a few statistical oddities in the game, starting with Marcus Capers leading the Cougars in scoring. Capers led WSU despite scoring just nine points. Brock Motum led the Cougs in scoring against Santa Clara, but Sunday he failed to score at least 10 points for the first time all season. He still, however, leads the team in total points scored.
Which leads to today's two trivia questions. Each question will be worth 10 points.
Q: Who was the last WSU player to be the leading scorer in a game despite scoring less than 10 points?
Q: Who was the last non guard to lead WSU in total points scored for a season?
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WSU gets past Western Oregon, 66-42 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 18, 2011
Western Oregon ran their offense with precision, caused trouble for Washington State on the other end by trapping out of its matchup zone and gave the Cougars all they wanted. For 20 minutes. The second half? It was 38-17 WSU. Read on.
Cougars pull away from Western Oregon - Spokesman.com - Dec. 18, 2011
PULLMAN – There is one opponent that seems to wear down college basketball players with a mind-numbing consistency. Final exams.
Three rejoin Cougars, who are on roll - Spokesman.com - Dec. 17, 2011
PULLMAN – It was just four games ago Washington State’s basketball season seemed to be going south. After blowing a 14-point second-half lead and losing to UC Riverside, capping a 0-3 performance at the 76 Classic in Southern California, the Cougars were 2-4.
Cougars Secure 66-42 Victory Over Wolves - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Marcus Capers had nine points to lead 11 players that scored for Washington State in a 66-42 victory against Western Oregon on Sunday. The Cougars (7-4) led 28-25 at intermission, but used a 20-5 run in the second half to put away Division II Western Oregon (9-2).
WSU Puts Western Oregon Away, 66-42 - Washington State University Cougars
The Cougars finished their home nonconference schedule this afternoon as they hosted the Western Oregon Wolves at Beasley Coliseum.
POSTGAME NOTES Western Oregon at Washington State- Dec. 18, 2011 - Beasley Coliseum (Pullman, Washington) Final Score: WSU 66, WOU 42