There was some rare June basketball news yesterday as WSU announced the men's basketball team would face Buffalo in the 2012 Cougar Hardwood Classic.
While on the surface it may seem like an underwhelming opponent, Buffalo wasn't terrible last season -- KenPom had them at No. 101 -- and it could have been worse. WSU faced The Citadel in the 2007 Cougar Hardwood Classic and followed that up with Montana State the following year.
I'm looking forward to Buffalo players being very confused by the Buffalo! Wild! Wings! sign in the crowd.
Three Questions with Brian Floyd
Today, our special guest star is yet another sterling graduate of THE Washington State University. So, as you click on the jump, please give a very warm WSUFB Blog welcome to SBNation/Cougcenter Editor and overall super swell guy, Mr. Brian Floyd (read on)
Pac-12 preseason position reviews: Safety - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State: Deone Bucannon and Tyree Toomer are back. Both are solid and experienced, even if the Cougars were bad against the pass last year. With more pressure up front, they won't be.
PULLMAN, Wash.- The Washington State University men's basketball team will take on Buffalo at the 2012 Cougar Hardwood Classic held Friday, Dec. 21 at Seattle's KeyArena, Idol Sports and Entertainment announced Thursday.
Basketball: Washington State University men’s basketball team will face the University at Buffalo in the eighth annual Cougar Hardwood Classic, Dec. 21 at KeyArena, Idol Sports & Entertainment announced Thursday.