This basketball season has had it's share of lows, but yesterday was undoubtedly one of the highs. There have been times this season when WSU won a game behind a strong individual effort from Faisal Aden or Brock Motum, but Thursday it seemed the entire team played well.
This was easily the best combined game from the Cougar frontcourt this season. Motum, D.J. Shelton and Abe Lodwick combined for 46 points and 21 rebounds. Shelton shot 5-5 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line while also grabbing nine rebounds in 24 minutes, his best game as a Cougar.
My only regret is I didn't record the audio of the end game announcer meltdown. I would email Chris to get a copy but he is either busy dividing 12 by 39 or fired. Brief highlights courtesy of KREM news here with recaps and other links after the jump.
CORVALLIS – So much for that big boost from the home court. After winning two of three on the road and with a chance to reach .500 in the Pac-12, the Oregon State Beavers returned to Gill Coliseum and got schooled by Washington State, losing 83-73 to a Cougars team that entered Thursday night’s game as a 9 ½-point underdog.
Washington State vs. Oregon State - Postgame Notes - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State Notes: Reggie Moore finished with a season-high 11 assists...he moved into eighth on WSU's top-10 for single-season assists with 137, tying Keith Morrison (1985)...Moore was tied for the 10th spot with Marcus Moore (2002) with 131 assists in 2009-10...Moore had nine of his assists in the first half.
Motum scores 24 points in Washington State win - seattlepi.com
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Brock Motum says not much has changed during his recent offensive hot streak, but his coaches and teammates say something different.
Recap: Oregon State vs. Washington St | College Mens Basketball - The News Tribune
Brock Motum netted 24 points and was a rebound short of a double-double as the Washington State Cougars upended the Oregon State Beavers 83-73 in a Pac-12 rumble at Gill Coliseum.
Cougars earn road win at Oregon State - Spokesman.com - Feb. 9, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. – They slashed, they defended, they made open shots like they were playing at Beasley. After this 83-73 blitzing of Oregon State before 5,782 at Gill Coliseum, the Washington State Cougars men’s basketball team could finally celebrate a conference road victory.
The game that was: WSU 83, Oregon State 73 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Feb. 9, 2012
FROM CORVALLIS — It'll be a happy bus ride from here to Eugene tonight, as the Cougars put together perhaps their best team effort of the season in an 83-73 win at Gill Coliseum. Read on for our game in review.
Cougars Fall To Oregon State Behind Second Half Struggles - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University's second-half offensive struggles allowed Oregon State University to overcome a four-point halftime deficit and hand the Cougars a 51-39 defeat in Pac-12 Conference play Thursday evening.
Oregon St. women rally past Washington St. 51-39 - seattlepi.com
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Thais Pinto scored 12 points and Oregon State defeated Washington State 51-39 Thursday night despite making just 1 of 24 3-point shots.
Cougars un-Leached in 2012! - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
ESPN.com Insider Ryan Magee looks at five promising rebuilding jobs for 2012 , and he rates Washington State as a team "finally turning the proverbial corner." Here's what he writes as he predicts the Cougars will be heading to their first bowl game since 2003 -- you might recall the Cougs' upset victory over Texas and Vince Young in the Holiday Bowl:
A new season, a new beginning, a new approach. The Washington State University baseball team opens up its 2012 season on Feb. 17 with a trip to Mississippi State for a three-game series.