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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Basketball Recaps and Previews

Trying to snap a 32 game losing streak to Washington, the Washington State women's basketball team hosted the Huskies last night but fell short, losing 60-51 and extending the streak to 33 straight. We have recaps and videos from the women's game below, then a few links previewing the men's game against the Huskies later today. And of course, Craig will be by later with the best preview of them all.

Cougars Come Up Short Against Huskies, Fall 60-51 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University dropped a 60-51 decision to the visiting University of Washington in front of 1,310 fans at Beasley Coliseum Saturday evening. Senior forward Rosie Tarnowski led the Cougars (9-8, 3-2 Pac-12) with 14 points while senior guard April Cook chipped in with 11 and sophomore guard Sage Romberg added 10. Washington (10-5, 2-3 Pac-12) held WSU to 27.1 percent shooting and finished with a 48-38 rebound advantage.

Huskies make it 33 straight against WSU women - - Jan. 15, 2012

PULLMAN – It’s supposed to be the simplest shot in basketball. Yet on Saturday night for the Washington State women, trying to convert an uncontested layup – just like trying to break a 16-year hex against its chief rival – was a tortuous experience.

Huskies | Washington women earn 60-51 victory over Washington State | Seattle Times Newspaper

PULLMAN — It didn't take long to spoil this Cinderella story. For 16 years — a span of 32 games — Washington State had lost to Washington in women's basketball. The Cougars appeared primed for a win on Saturday, however, with a better record in Pac-12 play and not having to deal with UW center Regina Rogers, who was out with a hamstring injury.

WBB: Highlights 1/14 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WBB: June Daugherty Postgame 1/14 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WBB: Postgame Sound 1/14 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Cougs zero in on UW’s Wroten - - Jan. 14, 2012
SEATTLE – The essence of Washington’s most dangerous player is captured via conversation with two players who must defend him this afternoon.

Huskies, Cougars Gear For Sunday Showdown | Seattle
GAME: Washington State (9-7, 1-3, Pac-12) at Washington (10-6, 3-1 Pac-12). WHEN: Sunday, 4 p.m., Alaska Airlines Arena. MEETING: 273rd (Huskies lead 172-100). RANKINGS: Neither team ranked. TV: ROOT Sports. RADIO:KJR 950 AM, 102.9 FM.

Know your enemy: a scouting report for WSU | UW Huskies Insider - The News Tribune
My buddy Christian Caple has taken over the Washington State beat at the Spokesman Review. What’s odd is he’s a UW grad and covering the Cougs.

Harthun's time has come |
Time is what Michael Harthun needed — and still needs — and that's exactly what he's been granted this season for the Portland State men's basketball team.

Mike Leach finalizes Wazzu coaching staff | CollegeFootballTalk
Days after Washington State coach Mike Leach announced Montana defensive coordinator Mike Breske would join the Cougars staff in the same capacity, Wazzu sent out a release finalizing Leach’s coaching staff — some of which were already known.

Leach completes his staff - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State coach Mike Leach announced Friday that he has completed his coaching staff, reuniting with several coaches and players who have worked with or played for him in past years.