Hot Cougar Action: A pair of basketball wins

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Both the Washington State men's and women's basketball teams won on Saturday. We have recaps and videos from the victories.

Men's basketball

The Cougars notched an impressive 74-39 win against Idaho State on Saturday. We recapped the game last night, but there is a lot more from the game including a couple of videos.

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Tale of the tape: WSU 74, Idaho State 39 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 29, 2012
FROM KENNEWICK — Washington State's 74-39 win over Idaho State at the Toyota Center on Saturday was about as easy as it gets. We have details after the jump. Read on.

Washington State men beat Idaho State 74-39 - Spokesman.com - Dec. 29, 2012
KENNEWICK – This trip to the Tri-Cities felt very business-like for the Washington State men’s basketball team.

Cougars Rout Idaho St., 74-39 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Washington State overcame a sluggish start to defeat Idaho State 74-39 on Saturday. The Cougars (9-4) used a 20-2 run late in the first half to blow open a close game.

Cougars sparked by 20-2 run in romp over Bengals - Coeur d'Alene Press: Sports
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Washington State overcame a sluggish start to defeat Idaho State 74-39 on Saturday. The Cougars (9-4) used a 20-2 run late in the first half to blow open a close game.

WSU Men's Basketball: Ken Bone after ISU win! Dec. 29 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Men's Basketball: Lacy, Motum, Leavitt and Ladd after ISU win! Dec. 29 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Women's basketball

After losing a couple of close games against Gonzaga recently, the WSU women's team finally got over the hump with a 57-51 in the Kennel. WSU has been up-and-down this season but hopefully this gives them something to build off of as Pac-12 play begins.

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Cougars claw back for win at Gonzaga - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 29, 2012
Tia Presley, Mariah Cooks and Lia Galdeira combined for 38 points Saturday afternoon as Washington State overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Gonzaga 57-51 at McCarthey Athletic Center. Read story

Cougar women beat Zags at McCarthey - Spokesman.com - Dec. 29, 2012
Tia Presley takes her share of verbal shots when she plays against Northwest rivals. That’s fine with Presley, because she’s ready to give the shots right back.

Balanced Scoring Leads Cougars Past Gonzaga 57-51 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
SPOKANE, Wash. - Sophomore guard Tia Presley scored a game-high 15 points and freshman forward Mariah Cooks added 12 off the bench as Washington State posted a 57-51 victory over Gonzaga in front of a sold out crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center Saturday.

Washington State women defeat Gonzaga 57-51 | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Tia Presley had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead Washington State to a 57-51 win over Gonzaga on Saturday.

Football

WSU continued their series of honoring the past with a look at the 1992 Copper Bowl.

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Honor The Past: 1992 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
TUCSON, Ariz. - Washington State raced out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter and the No. 18 Cougars defeated Utah 31-28 in the Weiser Lock Copper Bowl.

2012 newsmakers: Mike Leach | Cougars | The Seattle Times
The hire a year ago of Mike Leach by Washington State was itself a shocking development. And Leach made sure the surprises didn't stop there.

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