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Hot Cougar Action: Monday morning trivia

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The NBA is a popular topic so we tap into the playoffs for the weekly trivia.

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Although Sunday's Game 4 wasn't his best performance of the season, Klay Thompson is having an excellent playoff season. He isn't, however, the first former WSU basketball player to play well in the NBA playoffs.

Q: Name the six players from WSU in addition to Thompson to appear in a NBA playoff game since 1980. Bonus points if you can name the two who's playoff appearance predates 1980.

Football:

An early preview of WSU and some info on a pair of WSU recruiting targets who will be making decisions soon.

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Sione, Tristan Teuhema set to decide May 30th - SBNation.com
It will come down on May 30th following the Keller spring game. Sione, a 2014 defensive end, and Tristan, a 2015 offensive lineman, plan on attending the same school in college, limiting their choices to those schools that have extended offers to both prospects -- Texas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Washington State.

Spring tour: Washington State : Cliff Kirkpatrick
Mike Leach just completed his second spring practice coaching the Washington State football team. While progress was made, don't expect the Cougars to turn the corner yet.

Baseball:

WSU dropped its series against USC with an 11-0 loss on Sunday. This about sums up the season.

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Trojans Dominate Washington State 11-0 Behind Nootbaar's Complete-Game Shutout - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
LOS ANGELES - Sophomore Nigel Nootbaar threw his first career complete-game shutout, as the Trojans tallied an impressive 11 runs on 17 hits to take the rubber match and the series over Washington State with an 11-0 victory on Sunday afternoon.

USC Takes Series from Washington State - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
LOS ANGELES - Nigel Nootbaar blanked Washington State on seven hits and USC took the rubber game of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series 11-0, Sunday.