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Monday morning trivia - Cougars in the NBA

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Today is the last day to cast votes for the NBA All-Star Game starters. That means it won't be long until we find out whether Klay Thompson is an All-Star for the second time in his career. Thompson is well on his way to having the most accomplished NBA career of any Cougar basketball player, but there have been a few other successful players.

Let's see how well you know them.

Q1: How many WSU players have gone on to score at least 2,000 points in the NBA?

Q2: Name the top five WSU scorers in the NBA in total points (not PPG) since 1980. In order 1-5.



Connor Halliday Was a Lock for the NFL—Until He Found All the Doors Locked
“I don’t know what comes next.” Connor Halliday sits in front of the fireplace at his mother’s home in the leafy South Hill neighborhood of Spokane, Washington. Outside, the world is blanketed in a white sea of serenity, the aftermath of an overnight snowfall. Inside the two-story dwelling, the former Washington State quarterback, the holder of three NCAA passing records, is restive.

College football rankings: The Top 25 for 2016 begins with Clemson |
23. Washington State. Just when you thought Mike Leach, formerly of Texas Tech, had flamed out in Pullman, his Cougars were 9-4 and beat Oregon, Arizona, UCLA and Arizona State. Was that a blip? (Wazzu also lost to Portland State.)


Three things we learned from Arizona's performance against Washington State - Arizona Desert Swarm
A very Bill Walton-y three things we learned after another dominating home win by the Wildcats

Women's Basketball:

No. 17 UCLA Posts 75-73 Win at WSU - UCLA Bruins Official Athletic Site |
No. 17 UCLA ended a two-game skid with a 75-73 win at Washington State (12-6, 3-4) on Sunday afternoon at Beasley Coliseum. The Bruins improved to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the Pac-12. UCLA also improved to 51-7 overall against WSU, including a 23-7 mark in Pullman, Wash.

17th-ranked UCLA women edge WSU | The Seattle Times
Washington State came up slightly short in its bid for a home sweep of the nationally ranked Pac-12 Los Angeles schools. No. 17 UCLA held on to beat the Cougars 75-73 in women’s basketball Sunday. WSU defeated 25th-ranked USC 73-61 on Friday.

WSU Drops Heartbreaker to No. 17 UCLA - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State women’s basketball team had a chance to beat the No. 17 UCLA Bruins, Sunday, at Beasley Coliseum, but the game-tying shot at the buzzer went halfway into the hoop and bounced back out for freshman Borislava Hristova, as the Bruins hung on to beat the Cougars, 75-73.