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It was another rough showing for the men's basketball team.

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The state of Texas has not been kind to the Washington State men's basketball team. A few days after dropping the season opener to UTEP, the Cougars were blown out on the road against TCU, losing 81-54. WSU got off to a rough start, going down 14-0 to start and never recovered.

If you missed the game, here is an idea of how it went through Twitter accounts of some CougCenter authors.

But really though, what was up with those bucket hats?

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Football:

Monday WSU press conference - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2014
Kache Palacio's weekly improvement culminated in a dominant performance in WSU's 39-32 win over OSU. All three of his tackles were for a loss, including a pair of sacks, pushing the Beavers back a total of 21 yards in WSU's 39-32 win.

Cougars ramp up the competition on practice field - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2014
At some point in recent weeks, some of Washington State’s football defensive regulars started comparing practice statistics.

First Look at WSU’s game Saturday at Arizona State - Spokesman.com - Nov. 18, 2014

The Cougars want to keep the good vibes going. Washington State is playing carefree football since USC eliminated it from bowl consideration and the Cougars appear to have unearthed a very good quarterback in redshirt freshman Luke Falk. The former backup has played well but has yet to face a defensive test like he will this weekend in the desert against an angry ASU team. If he plays as well against the Sun Devils as he did against USC and Oregon State, the Cougars will have really found a gem in their former walk-on quarterback.

Mayle Named Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist - Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Washington State senior wide receiver Vince Mayle has been named a 2014 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced Monday.

Men's basketball:

WSU at TCU: Stats, notes and final thoughts - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 17, 2014
Washington State didn't get on the scoreboard until TCU had scored 14 points and it never got better for the Cougars.

Washington State Cougars vs. TCU Horned Frogs Recap - CBSSports.com
Hit `em first is the saying the Horned Frogs like to use, but with just 20 wins in their first two seasons under coach Trent Johnson, TCU isn't usually the team landing the first punch.

WSU Men's Basketball Loses At TCU - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kyan Anderson led TCU with 16 points, six assists and four steals in 23 minutes as the Horned Frogs beat Washington State 81-54 Monday night.

Volleyball:

Home Sweet Home for Cougar Volleyball - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State University volleyball team (10-18 overall, 1-15 Pac-12) plays its last four matches of the season at home in Bohler Gym...Friday, Nov. 21, No. 22 Arizona State (17-11 overall, 7-9 Pac-12) comes to Pullman...Saturday, Nov. 22, No. 13 Arizona (21-7 overall, 10-6 Pac-12*pending 11/21 at No. 5 UW) takes on the Cougars...both matches start at 7 p.m. and a free live stream webcast is available at wsucougars.com...earlier this season in the desert, then-No. 17 ASU squeaked out a 3-2 win and then-No. 16 Arizona won 3-1.

Women's basketball:

Cougars Add Three Dynamic Scorers With 2015 Signing Class - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State Women’s Basketball Head Coach June Daugherty announced Monday that Borislava Hristova, Maria Kostourkova and Alexys Swedlund have each signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program next season.