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WSU hopes to end six-game skid today against UCLA

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It has been 27 days since the Cougars (9-11, 1-7 in Pac-12) logged a W in the win column. The last team to fall to the Cougars was the Bruins (12-9, 3-5 in Pac-12), can the Cougars end a horrible January on a positive note?

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Washington State has only beaten one team in the Pac-12 this season and find themselves at the bottom of the conference. That team was the UCLA Bruins, who Coach Kent and company face today at 4 p.m. PT in the Pauley Pavillion in Los Angeles.

It is no secret that the Cougars have struggled mightily in Pac-12 play, today however, might be the perfect opportunity to end an embarrassing January with a win. Since being ranked No. 25 and losing in overtime to Wazzu on January 3rd, the Bruins have gone 3-3, including dropping their last two games.

UCLA has had some impressive victories this season, defeating No. 1 Kentucky and No. 7 Arizona, but the Bruins have managed to drop to 10th in the Pac-12 standings.

This game is an opportunity for the Cougars to look in the mirror, forget about the last six games and remember the success they have early this month. If the guys can go out, have fun and make plays against an inconsistent UCLA team, the Cougars can put January behind them and move on.

Go Cougs.

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Men's Basketball

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Women's Basketball

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Swimming

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Men's Golf

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Track and Field

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Tennis

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