Bowl speculation and a big women's basketball win

Stephen Brashear

After an eventful Saturday, the attention turns to bowl projections with a little basketball mixed in.

With no WSU football games for at least a month and possibly not until next season, the current focus is on bowls and basketball.

Saturday was a wild day around college football with some good (thanks ASU) and some not so good (are you good for anything, Boston College?). There will be plenty of speculation over the next week, with some news sprinkled in, but for the most part WSU will have to play the waiting game. Jeff will have more on the bowl picture and a timeline of how things will shake out late this morning.

Until then, there is basketball to occupy your time. The Cougar women pulled off a big upset on Saturday, going on the road to knock off No. 10 Nebraska 76-72. WSU hit a rough patch early in the season, but have played better recently, culminating with the big win.

The men's team will be back on the court early Sunday morning, taking on Saint Joseph's in the 5th/6th place game of the Old Spice Classic. The game will tip at 9 a.m. PST and be televised on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

Football:

WSU Football: bowl situation update - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 30, 2013
Lots of speculation going on over where the Cougars will be headed for a bowl game, or if they'll be bowling at all. Jerry Palm's updated bowl projections have WSU staying home for the Holidays, while Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards' pre-Apple Cup projections have the Cougars playing in the Poinsettia Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, respectively.

Micah Rice: WSU on right track despite Apple Cup loss | The Columbian
The record will show Washington hoisted the Apple Cup in Husky Stadium's west end zone Friday. But when you look at the season as a whole, Washington State emerges with a crimson shine.

No bowl guarantees - Spokesman.com - Nov. 30, 2013
Because of Friday’s loss in the Apple Cup, the Washington State football team rests in limbo, certain that it deserves to play in a bowl game, but without a guarantee.

Cougs must wait and see about bowl - Spokesman.com - Nov. 30, 2013
With no more regular-season games to play, the Washington State football team faces a different kind of challenge this week: the waiting game.

Women's basketball:

Cougars topple No. 10 Nebraska women - Spokesman.com - Nov. 30, 2013
June Daugherty knew she had a good 3-point-shooting team. It took until Saturday for her Washington State Cougars to show it.

No. 10 NU women can't overcome Cougars : Latest Husker News
It was exactly the play the Huskers wanted. The result wasn’t.

Tia Presley scores 17, Washington State holds off No. 10 Huskers' comeback bid in 76-72 upset (11/30/13 8:50 pm)
Tia Presley scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half, and Washington State made a season-high 12 3-pointers in a 76-72 upset of No. 10 Nebraska on Saturday.

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