Thursday was not kind to the Washington State basketball programs. Both the men's and women's teams suffered blow out losses to schools from Arizona by a combined score of 149-107. The men's team may have suffered another loss with Faisal Aden possibly out for an extended period of time after spraining his MCL.
Official stats from the men's game can be found here with stats from the women's loss here. The WSU athletic department posted highlights and press conference video from the women's game. Both videos can be seen below with recaps and other links after the jump.
WBB: ASU-WSU Highlights (via WSUCougarAthletics)
June Daugherty Post Game Press Conference 1/26 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
Cougars Fall To Arizona State, 63-46 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University could not withstand Arizona State University's second half surge and dropped a Pac-12 Conference contest 63-46 at Beasley Coliseum Thursday evening. The Cougars (9-11, 3-5 Pac-12) we held to 28.6 percent shooting by ASU (14-5, 5-3 Pac-12), the conference's leading defensive team. The Sun Devils shot 54.8 percent and outscored the Cougs 40-26 in the second half and went on to finish the game shooting 45 percent from the floor. Seniors Rosetta Adzasu and Jazmine Perkins each lead WSU with 10 points while fellow senior April Cook chipped in with eight.
Arizona 85, WSU 61: Threes freeze Cougars
The Arizona Wildcats may have hit only 3 of 20 three-pointers at Colorado on Saturday, but Solomon Hill wouldn't let them get shy. "You gotta keep shooting," Hill said. "Shooting is confidence. That's all I can say."
Arizona State women down Washington State 63-46 - seattlepi.com
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Kimberly Brandon had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night, leading Arizona State past Washington State 63-46.
The game that was: Arizona 85, WSU 61 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Jan. 26, 2012
FROM TUCSON — It's nearing 1 a.m. here, but we've got plenty more to get to. Read on for our capsulated summart of tonight's game.
Arizona hits 15 3-pointers to bury Cougars - Spokesman.com - Jan. 26, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. – This was a loss the Washington State Cougars might feel for a while. The game didn’t go so well, either.
Update on Faisal Aden - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Jan. 26, 2012
Ken Bone wasn't ready to rule Aden out for any amount of time. Not even close. The coach said Aden sprained the MCL in his left knee, and that he doubts that he'll play on Saturday. Mostly, Bone reiterated repeatedly that there simply isn't enough known about the injury yet to make any declarations about how much time Aden might miss.
Season grade: Washington State - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Overall: A 4-8 finish that gets coach Paul Wulff fired isn't going to get a high grade. But the Cougs took a significant step forward in 2011, and that bodes well for another step forward under first-year coach Mike Leach. A team that three years ago looked -- and played -- like a mid-level FCS team was highly competitive in 2011, recording its only quality conference win -- against Arizona State -- during the Wulff Era. The Cougars were still outmanned against most Pac-12 foes, but they fought back all season. The fact is, the general mood in Pullman at present is as high as it has been in years, perhaps since Mike Price was on the sidelines.
Washington State athletic director Bill Moos aimed high -- and paid big -- to get Mike Leach to Pullman, and he's not tightening the purse strings with Leach's staff, according to a report from Howie Stalwick. At least in terms of what the Cougars paid coaches in the past.
PULLMAN, Wash.- The Washington State University men's basketball team will show its support in the fight against cancer at its home basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. against UCLA as the WSU staff will don sneakers with their suits to support Coaches vs. Cancer. In addition to their work with the American Cancer Society, the Cougars will also work closely with the Mark Rypien Foundation to raise money and awareness.