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Klay Thompson out 7 to 10 days with sprained ankle

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Golden State's all-star guard and Washington State alum will be spending some time off the court.

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Everything seemed great when Klay Thompson joined Neil Everett on SportsCenter. I mean, how can things be bad when Cougar Gold Cheese is in the conversation?

Unfortunately for the Warriors, Klay Thompson is going to miss a couple games due to an injury suffered in Monday's game. Klay sprained his ankle on a drive during the 3rd quarter of the game against the Lakers. He played through the injury and finished with 26 points.

Following the injury Thompson got his ankle taped up and was cleared to return to the game, Golden State's coach Steve Kerr said. After the game, however, things didn't improve:

"He came back and played and a lot of time the adrenaline just carries you through during a game and I think that's probably what happened, but he didn't re-injure it when he went back out," he said. "It's just a normal postgame swelling and it turned out to be a little more than expected."

Thompson is only expected to miss a week to 10 days while waiting for his ankle to heal. The good news for the Warriors is they have already clinched a playoff spot in the crowded Western Conference and only have to fight to keep their #1 seed.

What can Klay do while he's waiting to heal? Perhaps watch a team from his alma mater in some postseason action...

Women's Basketball

The Cougar women tip off in the women's NIT for the 2nd consecutive season tomorrow night against Eastern Washington. The game starts at 7 PM at Beasley. Entry is free for the first 500 students, $12 for an adult reserved ticket, $8 for a youth reserved ticket or an adult general admission ticket and $6 for a youth general admission ticket. There will also be an online stream at WSUCougars.com.

Cougars Open WNIT Play Wednesday Hosting Eastern Washington - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU and EWU face off Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Beasley Coliseum.

Washington State headed to Women’s NIT for second straight season | The Seattle Times
Washington State will host Eastern Washington on Wednesday in the opening round of the WNIT at Beasley Coliseum.

WSU, EWU women’s basketball meet in WNIT in Pullman on Wednesday - Spokesman.com - March 17, 2015
While both schools missed out on the NCAA tournament, the women’s basketball teams from Washington State and Eastern Washington were picked to play each other Wednesday in the WNIT in Pullman. The Cougars (17-14) will be making their second-consecutive appearance in the WNIT. The Cougs lost to Montana in the first round last year, which was the team’s first postseason appearance since 1991.

Baseball

San Diego Edges Cougars, 5-4 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The No. 30 San Diego Toreros came from behind with two runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to a 5-4 win over Washington State in a nonconference game Tuesday night at Fowler Park.

Football

'Throwin' Samoan' rooting for Marcus Mariota - ESPN
Both of Samoan ancestry, ex-NFL QB Jack Thompson said that the physical tools of Marcus Mariota can help him become a franchise quarterback.