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GameThread: Washington State at Washington

WSU Cougars Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Taylor Rochestie 6-1 193 G Sr. 13.3 3.7
Klay Thompson 6-6 187 G Fr. 13.3 4.0 1.8
Marcus Capers 6-4 172
Fr. 1.5
2.5 1.3
Caleb Forrest 6-8 223 F Sr. 6.7 3.2 0.9
Aron Baynes 6-10 250 C Sr. 11.8 7.3
Washington Huskies Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Justin Dentmon
G Sr.
Isaiah Thomas
G Fr. 15.7
Darnell Gant
6-8 215
Fr. 3.1
Quincy Pondexter
6-6 215 F Jr. 11.5
Jon Brockman 6-7 255
Sr. 15.0

Senior day is emotional enough.

When you're playing your cross-state rival, there's even more of a desire to win.

We know this, because our Senior Day last year took place against UW. And it was a night for the most heralded group of Seniors our program had seen in quite some time. Derrick Low, Kyle Weaver, Robbie Cowgill. We wanted so badly to see them go out as winners. I was personally hoping for a blowout. I'm sure many Husky fans are hoping for the same thing today as Brockman and Dentmon suit up for the last time at Hec Ed.

Problem is, there's still a game to be played. And last year, the Cougars came out flat. Make no mistake; both teams want to win this game. So even though our emotions tell us a team's Seniors should lead them to a victory, the other guys have every right to play spoiler. Last year, UW blew that game every bit as much as we took it away. When Kyle Weaver raced down the court with a chance to hit the game winner in regulation, we had stolen the game away from a team that had outplayed us for the majority of the previous 40 minutes.

The point is this: the Huskies didn't care that we were saying goodbye to Derrick, Robbie and Kyle. They didn't care how much a seventh straight win in this series would mean to us. They came out and tried to beat us. Tried to smack our team right in the mouth.

That's why I could care less that this is Brockman's last game in Montlake. We want this game too, and we have every right to take it.

Go Cougs. Beat UW.