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Cougar women lose in Pac-12 Tournament

WSU will now have to await its postseason fate.

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The women's basketball team's run in the Pac-12 Tournament came to an early end on Thursday with a 67-48 loss to No. 8 Arizona State. The Cougars' offense struggled to get much going against the Sun Devils and now WSU can only wait for selection Monday to see if they receive a postseason bid.

While WSU finishes the season at 17-14 and 7-11 in Pac-12 play, the Cougars still have a chance to make the NCAA tournament. In his latest bracketology for ESPN, Charlie Creme had WSU as one of the first four teams out of the tournament. That projection includes the games on Thursday, so if Creme is accurate, WSU is going to need things to break just right. Assuming Creme's placement is in line with other tournaments, the Cougars should at least be looking at a bid in the WNIT for the second straight season.

The men's basketball team will play its final regular season game when it hosts senior night on Saturday. The Cougars will play Colorado at 3:30 p.m. ET with the No. 9 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament on the line.


Women's basketball:

WSU women lose to Arizona State, 67-48, in Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals | The Seattle Times
Washington State’s bubble burst at the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament with a 67-48 quarterfinal defeat against ninth-ranked Arizona State on Friday afternoon at KeyArena.

ASU women finish strong, advance to Pac-12 semis
The Arizona State women's basketball team turned in yet another sterling defensive performance Friday afternoon, and the Sun Devils were every bit as good on offense once they warmed to the task.

No. 9 Arizona State pulls away for 67-48 win over Cougars - Newsday
Sophie Brunner scored eight of her 14 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, Quinn Dornsauder added 12 points off the bench and No. 9 Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 67-48 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference tournament Friday.

ASU women’s basketball defeats Washington State in Pac-12 quarterfinals | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University
Though the Pac-12 tournament has begun, nothing has changed for ASU women’s basketball. The team recovered from a slow first half to score 48 points in the second, matching WSU’s total score, winning 67-48.

ASU's smothering defense halts WSU in Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals | Pac-12
Survive and advance? Win ugly? Grind it out? Go ahead, pick one. They all describe Arizona State's 67-48 win over Washington State in Friday's Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament quarterfinal matchup at KeyArena.

Cougars Fall To No. 9 Arizona State In Quarterfinal Round - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State suffered a 67-48 defeat to No. 9/8 Arizona State University in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at KeyArena Friday.

Men's basketball:

CU men's basketball: Buffs hope to carry late-season momentum to Vegas - Broomfield Enterprise
In a season that's been nothing short of disappointing, the Colorado men's basketball team has an opportunity to bring something new to Las Vegas. Momentum.

Cougars Host Buffaloes Saturday on 'Senior Day' - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The No. 9 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament is on the line as the Washington State Men’s Basketball team (12-17, 6-11) hosts Colorado (14-15, 7-10), Saturday, March 7 at Beasley Coliseum for ‘Senior Day’.


Bats Come Alive in 14-2 Win over Sacred Heart - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Joe Pistorese worked six strong innings and the Cougars pounded out 12 hits in Washington State’s 14-2 victory over Sacred Heart in front of 1,108 fans Friday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.


Spring questions: Washington State - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Spring practices end the retrospective glances at the last season and begin the forward-looking process towards the next fall. Departed players need to be replaced, returning starters need to get better and youngsters need to step up. While some teams have more issues than others, every team has specific issues that will be front and center. So we begin a look at the main questions each Pac-12 team will address this spring. Up next: Washington State.

Steve Gleason tweets congratulations to Washington State signee, Curtis safety Hunter Dale |
Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason tweeted congratulations to Curtis safety Hunter Dale Friday afternoon. Dale signed with Washington State, Gleason's alma mater, earlier this week to play both football and baseball.