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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Basketball Recaps

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The Washington State men's and women's basketball teams opened Pac-12 play Thursday and they did so with two very different results.

The men's team was trounced by Oregon 92-75. The perfect combination of bad offense and horrid defense. If you are a glutton for punishment, you can find final stats here and post game notes here.

The women's team got off to a much better start in conference play, defeating Oregon 75-47. Four players scored in double figures including Rosetta Adzasu who scored 15 points on 6-6 shooting, also known as the anti-FAIDS. Full stats from the women's victory can be found here.

Perkins Leads Cougs Past Oregon in Pac-12 Opener - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
EUGENE, Ore. -- Four players scored in double figures and senior guard Jazmine Perkins notched her second straight double-double as Washington State University posted a dominating 75-47 victory over University of Oregon in each team's Pac-12 Conference opener Thursday evening.

Washington State's Faisal Aden is a really big ball hog - Searching for Billy Edelin
With Klay Thompson off playing in the NBA, you're not following Washington State basketball. You're just not. The Cougars are a pedestrian 8-4, with losses to Gonzaga and Oklahoma, and wins over nobody of great importance. The prospects of Ken Bone's club is fairly insignificant; irrelevant if you aren't bothering with the Pac 12.

WSU blown out by Oregon, 92-75 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 29, 2011
I've been watching Washington State basketball off-and-on since the early 1980s, real closely the past five years. And I don't remember a poorer defensive showing by the Cougars. Read on.

Oregon blows out WSU in Pac-12 opener - Spokesman.com - Dec. 30, 2011
A week ago the Oregon Ducks struggled to score 55 points in a home win over Stephen F. Austin.

Red-hot Ducks blow out Cougars in Spokane - Spokesman.com - Dec. 29, 2011
A week ago the Oregon Ducks struggled to score 55 points in a home win over Stephen F. Austin. Twenty-five seconds into the second half Thursday night, the Ducks blew past that number en route to a dissection of Washington State and its defense, 92-75, in the Pac-12 men’s basketball opener for both.

Big Ten gets it really right with Pac-12 partnership | TheGazette
Bully for the Big Ten. As loyal Hlog readers know, I don’t mind needling the Big Ten for this and that. Sometimes the league is kind of, well, pompous.

2012 Quarterback Rankings: Pac-12 | AthlonSports.com
Whether it's Connor Halliday or Jeff Tuel in Pullman, Wazzu will post big numbers through the air.

Who are the real Cougs? Stay tuned - Spokesman.com - Dec. 30, 2011
The scripture coming from the athletic director’s office at Washington State is that Spokane is important to the Cougars. Well, OK. If he says so.