WSU Vs. Cal: Faisal Aden Leads The Cougs Over Cal, 77-75

You have to love this new Faisal Aden.

Aden went straight to the basket time and time again and all but clinched the Pac-12 player of the week award with a 24-point performance. Faisal was efficient for the second straight game, scoring 24 points on about 19 uses.

The offense played excellent as a whole, putting up 1.12 points per possession on the conference's best defense. Brock Motum had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

After trailing for most of the game, WSU took possession of the ball with the score tied at 74 and 47 seconds left to play. Freshman DaVonte Lacy came up huge, knocking down a three and drawing a foul to put WSU up 77-74 with 18 seconds remaining.

Jorge Gutierrez missed a three to tie the game, then missed a three that would have given Cal the win after a missed free throw. Gutierrez paced Cal with 19 points and 6 assists.

An exciting come-from-behind win for the second straight game. A weekend sweep of the two best teams in the conference. Some redemption for the team's most scrutinized individual. All around awesome weekend.

That's all I have for now. Too excited to type. GO COUGS!

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