Cougs knock off Idaho, await bowl selection show

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's going to be an eventful Sunday for WSU with the football team learning its bowl fate.

The college football regular season is in the books, so now there is nothing to do but wait. Fortunately, WSU won't have to wait much longer to learn its bowl fate with the BCS Bowl Selection show scheduled for Sunday night. The show will air on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. PT, but there is a chance the Cougars will know where they are headed before then.

With the conference championship games complete, six of the 10 BCS spots have been locked up. Auburn is in the National Championship game, so Alabama likely moves into the Sugar Bowl slot. Ohio State won't play for the title now, but the Buckeyes are likely to be chosen as an at large in the Orange Bowl. That leaves two at large spots remaining.

Most projections have Clemson in the Orange bowl, leaving just one other spot. The general consensus appears to be either Oklahoma or Oregon will be picked to play Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. If the Ducks are selected, WSU has a chance to play in the Fight Hunger Bowl and at worst would likely land in the New Mexico Bowl. If the Sooners get the nod, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

There is a chance some announcements will come before the selection show and if not, things should get in order not long after.

In non-bowl related news, the WSU men's basketball team pulled off a 67-66 win against Idaho. The game wasn't on TV outside of Eastern Washington, but Kyle Sherwood watched an online stream so let's use his Tweets to recap the action.

Sounds like it was a fun game.

Football:

Post-practice with Joe Salave'a - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 7, 2013
The Washington State football team again practiced indoors today, meaning that we reporters were not privy to what happened after the first 15 minutes. After practice we spoke with defensive line coach Joe Salave'a, however.

WSU hopes set on bid from New Mexico Bowl - Spokesman.com - Dec. 7, 2013
It’s never fun in sports to be the last one picked, but that’s what Washington State is hoping for when it comes to Pac-12 bowl selections.

Basketball:

Washington St pulls out win at Idaho, 67-66 - Spokesman.com - Dec. 7, 2013
With 7.8 seconds left on the clock, the raucous crowd of 4,142 in the intimate Cowan Spectrum murmured with anticipation at the chance to finally pay back their Pac-12 rivals.

Idaho players emotional after loss to WSU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 7, 2013
A great crowd. A great atmosphere. A great game. But Idaho couldn't come up with one last shot — or one last rebound — against its border rival on Saturday night. The Vandals fell 67-66 to Washington State, and we have a recap from UI's perspective below.

Cougars Come From Behind to Defeat Vandals - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
DaVonté Lacy scored 23 points and D.J. Shelton added 10 points and 14 rebounds and hit two key free throws to help Washington State beat Idaho 67-66 Saturday.

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