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WSU women defeat UW for the first time since 1995

It took 36 games and 19 years, but the WSU women's basketball team has finally beaten their in-state rival... And it was a heck of a game.

The last time it happened, on February 25, 1995, I was roughly a month away from my third birthday. The President of the United States was Bill Clinton (pre-Lewinski) and Mike Price and Chad Eaton had just led Cougar football to a 8-4 record and an Alamo Bowl win against Baylor.

But last night the WSU women's basketball team took the court against the Washington Huskies and won. It was a great game too.

The Cougars jetted off to a big lead, thanks in part to a tremendous performance from Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley, but they faltered in the second half and Jazmine Davis and her Huskies. It was a back-and-forth battle with threes flying both ways. Washington had a chance to come up with a big defensive stop at the end, but a costly foul sent WSU to the free throw line and sealed the rare victory.

The Pac-12 Network and it's talented crew (including a talented and, if I may say, good looking game camera operator) covered the game and produced a couple of post game interviews and a recap to cover the events.

We'll have more coverage of the big win in the days to come. WSU will continue their try at an undefeated conference schedule with a return trip to Seattle to face the Huskies Saturday at 3 on the Pac-12 Networks. Meanwhile, the men take the court in Spokane tonight at 6, also on the Pac-12 Network.

Game Recaps

Cougs end streak - - Jan. 7, 2014
“The streak is over, it’s time for a new streak.” After beating Washington, 82-80, on Tuesday, Washington State coach June Daugherty grabbed a microphone to give the eulogy for a 36-game winning streak that she helped build.

WSU women snap 36-game losing streak to UW | Huskies | The Seattle Times
Lia Galdeira scores 28 points to lead the Cougars to an 82-80 victory, their first over the Huskies since Feb. 25, 1995.

PULLMAN, Wash.: Washington State beats Washington 82-80 | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
One remarkable losing streak down, one to go for the Washington State women's basketball team.

UW's 36-game winning streak over Cougars snapped | The Daily
It took a wild game to end Washington’s remarkable winning streak against its rival.

Men's Basketball

Cougars Host No. 15/17 Buffaloes at Spokane Arena - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State men's basketball (7-7, 0-2) is on the hunt for its first Pac-12 victory of the season as it hosts No. 15/17 Colorado (13-2, 2-0) at Spokane Arena, Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.

Cougs enter Spokane date with Buffs shorthanded; Bone talks pressure | Spokane
Bone acknowledged Tuesday that this is a trying time for his program, saying "we need to win". Making matters more difficult is the absence of injured guard DaVonte Lacy.

DaVonte Lacy out with new injury - SportsLink - - Jan. 7, 2014
From Pullman -- The good news for DaVonte Lacy and the WSU men's basketball team is that the talented guard was suffering no lingering affects from his appendectomy when he left the Arizona State game after just 10 minutes. Returning just eight days after the surgery, Lacy started for the ...

Colorado men's basketball: Buffs ready to take next step, win consistently on road - Boulder Daily Camera
Colorado has one of the best home court advantages in the Pac-12 for men's basketball. Playing at 5,345 feet of altitude and with an average of 9,489 fans packing the Coors Events Center, the Buffs are nearly unbeatable in Boulder.


Logan Mayes finds a new home - SportsLink - - Jan. 7, 2014
From Pullman -- It was announced before the football season that defensive end/BUCK linebacker Logan Mayes would be transferring out of the Washington State football program in search of more playing time. Today it was announced what school will be his new home. Find out where, after the jump. ...