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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Recapping Aden's Excellent Basket Making Display

It's been a few hours and I still had to double check the box score to make sure that just happened. In what had to be one of the biggest no, no, no, YES! performances I can remember, Faisal Aden put on a display of basket making that would make Longaberger jealous.

Craig had the recap here last night, then from WSU there are official stats, postgame notes and postgame quotes. Also from WSU are highlights and press conference videos.

MBB: Cougs clip Cardinal! 1/19 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Ken Bone Post Game Press Conference 1/19 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Players Post Game Press Conference 1/19 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

One more quick note before we jump to the links, the WSU women's basketball team lost to Stanford 75-41 extending their losing streak to the Cardinal to 54 games.

Cougars downed by Stanford, 75-41 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
STANFORD, Calif. — Washington State University dropped a 75-41 Pac-12 Conference contest at No. 4/4 Stanford University Thursday evening. Washington State dropped to 9-9 overall and 3-3 in conference play while Stanford improved to 16-1, 7-0 in the Pac-12. Freshman forward Shale Dheensaw led the Cougs with a career-high seven points off the bench. The Cardinal shot 42.3 percent, forced 18 turnovers and limited the Cougs to 27.7 percent from the floor.

Washington State freezes out Stanford 81-69 -
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Faisal Aden said he didn't do anything special Thursday night, despite the results. "I can make a lot of tough shots, but I was really just reading my defender. That's all it was," the Washington State senior guard said after scoring a career-high 33 points in an 81-69 victory over Stanford.

Cougars | Washington State gets a boost with win over Stanford | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — Playing amateur psychologist, Ken Bone mulled the ingredients of Stanford's Pac-12 basketball matchup here Thursday night with his Washington State team.

Aden scores 33 as Cougars upset Stanford - - Jan. 19, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. — Few spectators braved the elements to watch Washington State host Stanford at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday – just 3,119 of them, to be exact. Faisal Aden showed up, though.

The game that was: WSU 81, Stanford 69 - SportsLink - - Jan. 19, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — The 3,119 who came out to Beasley tonight are glad they did. The Cougars ripped off a huge second-half run to run away from the Cardinal with an 81-69 win, a nice response to their four-game losing streak. Read on for our standard capsulated review of the game.

Chat: Chat with Ted Miller - SportsNation - ESPN
Capn Morgan (Pullman, WA) With the fanfare of Mike Leach and all the new things he's bringing to Pullman, what should be a reasonable expectation for WSU fans? I get the feeling going to the Macaroni Bowl isn't going to cut it this year. Ted Miller (3:53 PM) I think Coug fans, after this horrible downturn, should be pleased with any bowl. I see 6-6 or 7-5 as reasonable. As good as Leach is, he's breaking in new schemes with new players. I'd be surprised if he suddenly produces a 9-win team.

Lawler explores his options - Los Angeles Preps Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Washington State is also considered to be a major player in the Lawler sweepstakes. Coach Mike Leach was in the family home on Wednesday night, presumably in an effort to make one final pitch. The plan is for Lawler to visit the Cougars campus this weekend. NFLPA: Washington State's Jared Karstetter

Former Washington State wide receiver Jared Karstetter is spending his week practicing at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, California in preparation for this weekend's inaugural AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

No. 4 Stanford Cardinal continues dominance over Washington State in women's basketball - San Jose Mercury News
Washington State calls it the "buzz" defense. But it looked more like a buzz saw Thursday night when fourth-ranked Stanford unleashed a half-court zone trap that resulted in a lopsided 75-41 Pac-12 victory at Maples Pavilion. "It's our version of a full-court press," coach Tara VanDerveer said.