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HOT COUGAR ACTION: WSU And OSU Meet In The Pac-12 Tournament

Who's ready for some lunchtime college basketball? In a mere six hours from the time of this post, Washington State will face Oregon State in the opening game of the Pac-12 Tournament. If the Cougars win, they will advance to play Washington. A loss could end their season or at best send them to a low level postseason tournament.

A lot of you will likely be at work or in class during the game, but fear not, we will still have a gamethread, radio feed and enough live stats to keep you from doing anything productive. The only previous time WSU faced OSU in the conference tournament, the teams played a double overtime thriller with the Beavers winning 74-68. Based on that sample size, there is a 100 percent chance this game in entertaining.

If that isn't enough to convince you to watch, there is also the fact every WSU-OSU game produces hilarious Craig Robinson pictures, just like this one.


Men's Basketball

WSU's Lodwick: 'We can play with the best' " Kitsap Sun
LOS ANGELES — Abe Lodwick, who is considering a career as an attorney, was working with rather flimsy evidence when he made his case for Washington State making a successful run at the Pacific-12 Conference basketball tournament.

Cougars have had success against Oregon State - - March 6, 2012
LOS ANGELES – For Washington State this season, beating Oregon State has been as easy as 1-3-1. As in, beating the Beavers’ 1-3-1 zone, a staple of their defense under coach Craig Robinson.

Cougars will host CBE Classic - SportsLink - - March 6, 2012
FROM LOS ANGELES — Some future basketball news for you — Washington State was announced Tuesday as a host team for the 2012 CBE Classic, which will take place in November. More details below.

WSU Announced as Host Team for 2012 CBE Classic - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today that the Washington State men's basketball team has been named one of four host teams of the 2012 College Basketball Experience (CBE) Classic.


WSU assistant Russell left Tennessee for stability - - March 6, 2012
PULLMAN – This isn’t a homecoming. There are good reasons why Eric Russell decided to leave college football’s most competitive conference to aid Mike Leach’s rebuilding efforts at Washington State.

Women's Basketball

Pac-12 Women: Cougars, Huskies hope to make a run " Kitsap Sun
LOS ANGELES — June Daugherty continues to find coal in the bottom of her stocking, and she continues to presume the coal will eventually turn into diamonds.


WSU's Ard Named First Team Pac-10 | Sports -
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State first baseman Taylor Ard was named to the 2011 All-Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Team, Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott announced, Tuesday. In addition, outfielder Derek Jones received honorable mention.

WSU's Argyropoulos Promoted to Tri-City | Sports -
PASCO, Wash. - Former Washington State University baseball player and Colorado Rockies 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft 27th round pick Matt Argyropoulos has been promoted to the Tri-City Dust Devils from the rookie affiliate Casper Ghosts.