Hot Cougar Action: Cougar women win 4th straight

WSU Athletic Communications

The WSU women's basketball team pulled out a close victory on Friday, extending their winning streak to four games.

Women's basketball

The women's basketball team knocked off USC on Friday night and have now won four straight games. The Cougars are now 5-6 in conference play which is good for a tie for sixth. WSU will face No. 17 UCLA in Pullman on Sunday, as they go for five straight wins.

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Cougars Beat USC 57-54 to Post Fourth Straight Victory - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University used a second-half comeback to post its fourth consecutive win with a 57-54 victory over the University of Southern California at Beasley Coliseum Friday.

Washington State women defeat visiting USC | College basketball | College Sports | The Seattle Times
PULLMAN — Dawnyelle Awa scored 11 points and Lia Galdeira had 10, including the go-ahead basket with slightly less than five minutes to play, and Washington State held off USC 57-54 in a Pac-12 women's basketball game Friday night.

Men's basketball

While the women's team is riding a four-game winning streak, the men's team has lost three straight. They will attempt to break that streak today, but in order to do so will have to defeat UCLA on the road. The game is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. PT.

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Cougars focus on Bruins after another frustrating defeat - Spokesman.com - Feb. 9, 2013
LOS ANGELES – They boarded a bus back to their hotel late Thursday night, not all that long before it turned Friday morning.

First look: Washington State at UCLA - Los Angeles Ucla Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Washington State has lost three consecutive games and five of its past six, though the Cougars have played tough in many of those games

Shelton settles in after many moves - Washington State University - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington news, weather and sports

PULLMAN — D.J. Shelton may have set some sort of world record when he attended seven schools in seven years, but the Washington State basketball player has found a home in Pullman.

Conference Power Rankings: Pac-12 - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN

10. Washington State. It would've been interesting to see how the Cougars had fared if point guard Reggie Moore hadn't been kicked off the team prior to the season. Four of Washington State's past five losses have come by single digits. Its only two wins are against Oregon State and Utah. Brock Motum averages 18.2 points and 6.6 rebounds.

Football

Some sad news to pass along as former WSU football coach Jim Sweeney died Friday. Not many details were released, but Sweeney was 83 years old.

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Former Cougars football coach Jim Sweeney dies | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
FRESNO, Calif. — Jim Sweeney, who coached the Washington State football team for eight years before going on to great success at Fresno State, has died. He was 83.

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