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WSU vs. Arizona State Recap: Cougars down Sun Devils, 78-61

A lot of the headlines for this game will surround DeAngelo Casto's career high 25 points.

And they should. It's a great milestone for Casto. And it shows how he's matured over his first two and a half years at Washington State.

But tonight, Klay Thompson went for 22, 9 and 8. One assist and two rebounds away from a triple double.

This was a wonderful team effort... enough to coast the Cougars to victory even without the outside shooting presence of Faisal Aden. Aden missed the game with a knee injury. Reggie Moore went for 11 points, 7 boards and 5 assists (versus 1 turnover). Marcus Capers had 10 points, 6 boards, 4 assists and 3 steals. Not a single Cougar player shot below 40%.

And that was just the offense. On defense, Casto (4 blocks) and company made it impossible for Arizona State to get anything going inside the arc. The Sun Devils had to shoot 29 (twenty-nine!) threes, and that was only enough to keep the game somewhat close at halftime.

And don't tell anyone, but the Cougars are now 4-1 in their last five Pac-10 games. Now, the two best teams in the conference come into town. This is their opportunity. Will WSU make some waves, or be forced to think about what might have been?

We'll be back later with charts and awards.