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Women's basketball looks to continue hot start against #15 Nebraska

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Women's basketball always flies under the radar, but this year's team has a chance to do something special. Their promising season continues with a big game tonight in Pullman against the 15th ranked Cornhuskers

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The men's basketball has been... Lackluster... So for this season, but I bring you good news. There is a basketball team in Pullman that has looked fantastic so far this year and you get a chance to see them in action tonight.

June Daugherty and her team started off the season with a 76-60 upset at home against nationally ranked Dayton on Friday then proceeded to start their next game, Sunday against Idaho State, with a 40-0 run on their way to 84-34 win. They even got votes in this week's new women's basketball poll. This team is good and they have been proving it, but they have another challenge ahead of them in the form of 15th ranked Nebraska. The Cougs beat the 'Huskers in Lincoln last year and Nebraska is looking for revenge in the return game this season.

The game tips off in Pullman at 8 PM. If you're in town I'd highly recommend heading out and giving the women some support in a very tough game. If you're not in town you can watch the game on the Pac-12 Network as their first women's basketball telecast of the season.

Coach Daugherty has always put together a tough schedule for her team and this year is no different. The team is opening with a 4 game homestand that features nationally ranked teams Dayton and Nebraska and will play 6 of their next 7 on the road with trips to Hampton University in Virginia, Puerto Rico to play in a tournament featuring Maryland and Michigan, UC Santa Barbara, Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount. It's a pretty brutal stretch that doesn't get much better when it leads to conference play and Cal and Stanford just a couple weeks later. We'll quickly find out if this team is the real deal with their next test tonight.

Football

WSU embraces the heat - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 18, 2014
Washington State took to its indoor practice bubble, a clime much closer to what it will see this weekend in sunny Tempe. We reporters are allowed to watch the first 15 minutes or so of practice (we typically stay a little longer) but the practice bubble is rather opaque

Starters battle to retain spots - Spokesman.com - Nov. 18, 2014
PULLMAN – At some point in recent weeks, some of Washington State’s football defensive regulars started comparing practice statistics. Every team places importance on competition, so linebacker Cyrus Coen and his teammates created one among themselves, playing for bragging rights and keeping track of who was winning, and losing, each day.

Cougars Wrap Up Road Slate Saturday At No. 13 Arizona State - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. (PT) on the Pac-12 Networks.

Friendly Wash St.-Ore. St. football bet feeds NW food banks | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
Food banks in Washington and Oregon are receiving more than 35 tons of potatoes thanks to a friendly bet on the Washington State-Oregon State football game.

Up next for ASU football: Breaking down Washington State
The 8-2 ASU Sun Devils look to bounce back from their loss at Oregon State last week against Washington State in their final home game of the season on Saturday.

Jim Moore: UW's Chris Petersen is becoming a Coug's best friend - seattlepi.com
When discussing my favorite Huskies football coaches of all-time, I never thought Chris Petersen could overtake Tyrone Willingham and Rick Neuheisel. But here he is, already a big factor in his first year at Washington.

BREAKING FOOTBALL POST-GAME CONCERT NEWS

The Fray to perform after Saturday's ASU game
The band famous for "That One Song From That One Movie" and "That Other Song That I'm Pretty Sure was on That One Show" will be performing to a group of drunk college kids in the head at 2 PM after the WSU/ASU game on Saturday.

Basketball

Cougars Host No. 16/15 Nebraska on Pac-12 Networks - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Tipoff is Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Beasley Coliseum.

Women's basketball: Nebraska at Washington State - Omaha.com: Big Red Today Blog
Nebraska romped over Pepperdine and Alcorn State in its opening weekend. The offense was excellent — NU shot 51 percent from the floor over two games — while the defense left a little to be desired.

"Basketball"

Live chat with WSU men's basketball coach Ernie Kent | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Kent will be available to answer questions about coaching career, the outlook for the rest of the 2014-15 season and more in a live chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday on seattletimes.com.