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Cougar Women Bow Out to Stanford 66-36 in Pac-12 Tournament

The WNIT is still a possibility for the team.

WSU Athletic Communication

The Washington State Cougars women's basketball team bowed out of the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament Friday night with a 66-36 loss.

Despite playing more than half of the regular season without its top three scoreres, Washington State finished conference play with six wins and earned the No. 7 seed in the tournament, its highest seed since earning No. 7 in the 2002 Pac-10 tournament.

After a thrilling 79-78 victory over Colorado on Thursday evening, the Cougars got a fresh Stanford team coming off of a first round bye who they have never beat in program history through 61 all-time meetings.

The Cougars will have to wait until next January at the earliest to get a crack at beating Stanford as the Cardinal ran right past Washington State 66-36 to advance the tournament semifinals.

Tara VanDerveer's Cardinal team opened up the game with a 21-0 (yes, you read that correctly) and that itself was too much of a deficit for the Cougars to claw their way back into the game.

Senior Ivana Kmetovska scored 10 points on 5-of-15 shooting in qhat may have been her final game donning the crimson and gray.

However, WSU's season may not be quite finish as the Cougars have a decent shot to receive a WNIT berth. Despite their under .500 season, the WNIT rewards an automatic berth to the first team outside of the NCAA tournament projections. The Cougars finished the season seventh in the Pac-12, and currently six Pac-12 teams are projected to make it to the Big Dance, all but foricng the WNIT to give WSU a berth.

NFL Combine:

Former WSU receiver Gabe Marks blasts critics, defends Cougars’ system at NFL Combine Friday | The Seattle Times
Former Cougar standout Gabe Marks was opinionated as ever Friday in addressing some of the concerns he has heard about his game.

Gabe Marks candid as ever at NFL combine | The Spokesman-Review
The NFL combine is a chance for NFL front office executives and national media members to figure out how far former college players can jump, how fast they can run, how many times they can bench-press 225-pounds without stopping.

Women's Basketball:

Cougs Time In Seattle Comes To An End At The Hands Of Stanford - | Washington State University Athletics


Chapman’s Seventh Inning Two-Run Double Gives Cougars Win - | Washington State University Athletics