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HOOPS GAME THREAD: Sacramento State at WSU

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PROBABLE STARTERS

WSU (*used redsirt) Vitals Sac State(*used redsirt) Vitals
G Taylor Rochestie (Sr.*) 6-1/193 G Frank Turner (Jr.)
5-10/165
G Klay Thompson (Fr.) 6-6/187 G Robert Goldsberry (So.)
6-0/175
G Nikola Koprivica (Jr.) 6-6/217 G Elton Frazier (So.)
6-5/196
F Daven Harmeling (Sr.*) 6-7/227 F Rishawn Johnson (So.)
6-7/275
C Aron Baynes (Sr.) 6-10/250 F Chris Gadley (Jr.)
6-9/320

The Cougs have played two pretty bad teams so far this year, producing two comfortable wins. That's great news. Even better news? This is probably the worst team to visit Beasley Coliseum yet.

Now, this team was terrible last year, rating 330 out of 340 teams in Ken Pomeroy's system. But we know for sure that this team is terrible in a totally different way than last year's team. Why? New coach Brian Katz didn't feel like waiting around to rebuild -- he restocked his roster almost exclusively with JC transfers. Twelve of them, to be exact. (That is not a typo.) The result has been a team that has predictably produced two poor offensive performances and two bad defensive performances against marginal competition (Fresno State and UC Riverside).

These guys are still introducing themselves to each other, and let's just say that Friel Court is not the place for a team to find its sea legs. There's no way the Cougs lose this game, and there's really no way it's even close. The freshmen will continue to get valuable minutes, while guys like Aron Baynes and Taylor Rochestie will again get to play hard for about a half and rest their bodies for more meaningful competition.

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