HOT COUGAR ACTION: Day Two Of Spring Practice In The Books

It was a busy Saturday for WSU news and I'm short on time so let's run through the main topics, bullet point style.

  • The football team went through their second practice of spring football with Brian recapping the action. You can also chime in with what you'd like to see in future spring coverage here.
  • The basketball team met the media with Ken Bone saying Brock Motum is "questionable" for Monday's game against Pittsburgh. You can watch Bone's press conference here, Motum's here, Abe Lodwick's here and DaVonte Lacy's here.
  • The baseball team lost their fourth straight game, falling to No. 7 UCLA 12-3. It was the second straight loss to UCLA, both by a 12-3 margin.
  • Klay Thompson set a new career-high scoring 31 points against the Sacramento Kings. Thompson had a shot at a 40-point game but was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. You can see some of his highlights here.

Football

Day 2 in the books - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - March 24, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — Most of the television cameras were gone, and there was far less fanfare. But Mike Leach and the Washington State football team still conducted their second practice of the spring earlier today. We've got a recap after the jump.

Cougars learn simplicity of passing game - Spokesman.com - March 24, 2012
PULLMAN – Before the Air Raid revolution at Washington State, it would have been a sin for a receiver to miss any part of the quarterback’s play-call in the huddle.

WSU Notebook: New role for defensive standout Long » Kitsap Sun

PULLMAN — Four years ago, Travis Long turned down mighty Boise State to play football for struggling Washington State.

Men's Basketball

Cougars Clash with Panthers in CBI Championship Series - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS CLASH WITH PANTHERS IN CBI CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: The Washington State University men's basketball team (18-16) meets the Big East's Pittsburgh Panthers (20-16) in the first game of a best-of-three series for the CBI Championship Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. PT at Beasley Coliseum.

Cougars' CBI chances take hit with Motum injured » Kitsap Sun

PULLMAN — Plenty of basketball "experts" maintain that Washington State's chances of beating Pittsburgh without Brock Motum are slim and none, and Cougars coach Ken Bone said Saturday there's "a very slim chance" Motum will play Monday in the opening game of the College Basketball Invitational championship finals.

Motum has 'slim chance' to play Monday - Spokesman.com - March 24, 2012
PULLMAN – There’s been plenty of ice. Lots of attention from the trainers, too. And when he sleeps, Washington State forward Brock Motum even puts a drawer beneath his mattress to help elevate his sprained right ankle in an attempt to reduce the swelling.

Cougar Basketball | Washington State's Brock Motum 'questionable' with sprained ankle | Seattle Times Newspaper
Brock Motum, Washington State's leading scorer and an All-Pac-12 forward, hasn't practiced since spraining his ankle Wednesday night at Oregon State and is a question mark entering WSU's College Basketball Invitational game Monday night against Pittsburgh in Pullman.

Baseball

Big Inning Costly for Cougars - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
LOS ANGELES - Seventh-ranked UCLA tallied six runs in the sixth inning against the Washington State bullpen and posted a 12-3 victory in Pac-12 baseball, Saturday.

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