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HOT COUGAR ACTION: And The Streak Continues.

The home losing streak to UCLA is now at 19. Similar to last year, WSU lead for a large portion of the game, but UCLA came charging late and the Cougars couldn't hold on. Turnovers and missed shots late ultimately cost WSU, just as Craig pointed out in his recap yesterday. One thing that stands out to me in the official stats is the second half free throw disparity. WSU shot two free throws in the second half while UCLA shot 16, ouch.

UCLA's women's basketball team made it a clean sweep, beating WSU 73-52. The WSU women's team has now lost seven of their last eight games after a promising 3-0 start in conference play.

MBB: WSU-UCLA Highlights (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Ken Bone Post Game Press Conference 2/4 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Brock Motum Post Game Press Conference 2/4 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Post Game Press Conference 2/4 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Men's Basketball

The game that was: UCLA 63, WSU 60 - SportsLink - - Feb. 4, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — You can read our game story from UCLA's 63-60 win over WSU on the link. Read on for our usual game in review.

UCLA beats WSU men again in Pullman - - Feb. 4, 2012
PULLMAN – Whether it’s been by superior talent, execution or late-game savvy, the UCLA Bruins hadn’t lost a men’s basketball here since 1993 entering Saturday’s game.

Smith's 19 pace UCLA over Washington State 63-60 -
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Joshua Smith scored 19 points Saturday to lead UCLA past Washington State 63-60. David Wear and Lazeric Jones added 15 points each for the Bruins (13-10, 6-5 Pac-12).

Cougs Fall to Bruins at Beasley, 63-60 - Washington State University Cougars
The WSU men's basketball team welcomed the UCLA Bruins to Beasley Coliseum this afternoon in a televised event on ROOT Sports. This was the most physical game played at Beasley Coliseum this season with plenty of pushing and shoving and a combined 36 fouls on both teams.

Postgame Notes: Washington State vs. UCLA - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Washington State Notes: Brock Motum finished with 25 points...has averaged 28.3 points in last three games (34 at Arizona State, 26 against USC, 25 against UCLA). Motum has scored 20-plus points in seven games this season and in his last three.

Women's Basketball

Cougars Drop Pac-12 Matchup at UCLA - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
LOS ANGELES - Washington State University dropped a Pac-12 Conference matchup 73-52 to UCLA Saturday afternoon. Seniors April Cook and Jazmine Perkins led the Cougars (10-13, 4-7 Pac-12) with 13 points while UCLA improved to 12-10 overall and 7-4 in conference play. WSU was held to 27.7 percent shooting by the Bruins who out-rebounded the Cougars 50-28 and scored 38 points from inside the paint.

Walker has triple-double to lead UCLA to 73-52 win over Washington State - The Washington Post
LOS ANGELES — Markel Walker had UCLA’s first triple-double in eight years with 14 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in the Bruins’ 73-52 win over Washington State on Saturday.


Tri-City fans greet WSU's Leach - Sports: NW Colleges | Tri-City Herald : Mid-Columbia news
KENNEWICK -- Washington State University fans came out en masse Friday night at the Three Rivers Convention Center to get a glimpse of -- and hear from -- the Cougars' latest star: new head football coach Mike Leach.