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Hot Cougar Action: June Daugherty recovering, WSU women win

The WSU women's basketball team won it's opening round game of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday. Despite missing the game due to acute appendicitis, June Daugherty is apparently recovering well.

WSU Athletic Communications

WSU got a bit of a scare on Thursday when women's basketball coach June Daugherty was forced to have emergency surgery due to acute appendicitis, but as of Thursday night, Daugherty was out of surgery and recovering well. To top it off, the women's basketball team went on to knock off Arizona State in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament. The Cougars will play Stanford tonight at 6 p.m. PT and apparently there is the possibility that Daugherty will return to the sideline.

We will see if that happens, but either way the Cougars will take on the Cardinal with the game televised on the Pac-12 Network.

Women's basketball:


Husband subs for wife, coaches Washington State to win | - Sports
SEATTLE -- Mike Daugherty jokes that, after all of these years working for his wife as an assistant coach, he's gotten pretty darn good at following directions.

WSU women win while coach has surgery - - March 7, 2013
SEATTLE – Washington State interim women’s basketball coach Mike Daugherty has two reasons for wanting the team’s head coach to return for tonight’s game with fourth-ranked Stanford.

Cougars Use Second Half Comeback To Claim Opening Round Victory - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
SEATTLE - Washington State used a second-half comeback to post a 48-41 victory over Arizona State University in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at KeyArena Thursday.

Men's basketball:

Some praise for Ken Bone following WSU's upset win against UCLA.


3-point shot: 16 games for new Big East? - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
3. Give Washington State coach Ken Bone and Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory a lot of credit for ensuring their teams were still playing with purpose and passion in the final week of the regular season, despite no shot at the postseason (barring miraculous runs in the Pac-12 and ACC tournaments, respectively).

WSU athletics:

You may have heard the story of Bill Moos selecting WSU's current shade of crimson based on the color of his blood, but if not, here you go.


The Blood of a Cougar: Picking School Colors at WSU | Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.Net News and Blog : New Logos and New Uniforms news, photos, and rumours
There’s crimson. And then there’s Cougar-blood crimson. There’s a difference.