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Monday morning trivia - basketball edition

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Football season is officially in the books and with the start of Pac-12 play, it's time to shift the CougCenter Monday Morning trivia questions from the gridiron to the basketball court.

The Cougars are off to a 1-2 start in conference play despite the best efforts from Josh Hawkinson who is once again posting impressive numbers. Hawkinson is averaging 17.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Those are numbers rarely seen by WSU big men. With that in mind, let's see how well you remember the last big men to put up similar numbers.

Q1: Hawkinson is well on the way to averaging a double-double for the second straight season. Who was the last WSU player before Hawkinson to average a double double?

Q2: Hawkinson averaged 10.8 rebounds per game last season but could join a rare group if he keeps up his current pace. Name the four WSU players to average at least 11.0 rebounds per game for an entire season.



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Montana State fortified the core of its offense Sunday when Choate announced the signing of quarterback Tyler Bruggman to a National Letter of Intent and center Alex Neale to a financial aid agreement. Bruggman comes to MSU from Scottsdale Community College and Neale from UNLV, and each will enroll at MSU when the spring semester begins next week.

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Women's basketball:

WSU Falls to No. 14 Arizona State - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State women’s basketball team was unable to keep pace with No. 14 Arizona State, Sunday, at Beasley Coliseum, falling to the Sun Devils, 45-63.  The Cougars (11-5, 2-3 Pac-12) entered the halftime break tied at 24 with the Pac-12’s top team, but strong shooting from the Sun Devils (13-3, 4-0 Pac-12), led to WSU’s downfall.

No. 14 Arizona State Women Defeat Washington State 63-45 - ABC News
Sabrina Haines scored a career-high 19 points, including eight in the pivotal third quarter, and No. 14 Arizona State beat Washington State 63-45 on Sunday.