Tomorrow the evening ithe Washington State Cougars (12-15, 5-10) will host the Washington Huskies (9-18, 2-13) in the home finale of the season inside of Beasley Coliseum. Like every other senior night, the Cougars will honor seniors Charles Callison, Conor Clifford, Ike Iroegbu, and Josh Hawkinsom pregame as the four will play their final home game. It's those final two, however, who are the only seniors from the 2003-2014 team which was Ken Bone's final season as head coach.
For this post, I wanted to hear what YOU the reader enjoyed most about Ike and Josh during their four seasons in the crimson and gray. While losing has been a regular theme during their time in Pullman. both have been incredibly fun (and occasionally frustrating...) to watch.
What are your favorite moments and/or memories you'll have of Josh and Ike?
For me, it's easy. Josh's catch and shoot mid-range jumper from the free throw line and beyond has always been silky smooth to watch and it seems like they always go in. While Ike plays like a tornado on the court (interpret that as you will...I think of it as a positive), I'll always be amazed by his ability to get lay-ups to fall while in transition even though there'd be three defenders around him. Together, the two helped defeat Oregon in overtime back in January of 2015, one of the more exciting wins this program has had in a long, long time.
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Having spent the last two years of his childhood away at an East Coast boarding school, the last thing Ike Iroegbu thought he wanted when he arrived at college was a roommate.
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