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HCA: Cougar men hit the road to take on Seattle U


NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Your Washington State University men’s basketball team is undefeated. Soak it in.

Sure, it’s just 1-0... But it’s something! And tonight, they’ll look to move to 2-0 as they hit the road for the first time this season with a trip over the mountains to take on Seattle U.

The Cougs will take on the Redhawks tonight. Seattle U normally plays their home games in the KeyArena, but while that arena undergoes a complete renovation (except for the roof), the team has moved their games to the ShoWare Center in Kent, home of the Seattle Thunderbirds WHL hockey team.

Washington State is coming into this one off of a good win over Nicholls in Pullman on Sunday, 89-72. Robert Franks led the way with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman CJ Elleby also put up 12 points and 8 boards. Those two helped the Cougars go up big early, and the lead never dwindled into single digits in the final 26 minutes of the game.

Seattle U enters the game at 2-1 this season, opening with a loss to Stanford before topping Puget Sound and Bryant. The Redhawks were selected to finish fourth in the WAC conference preseason media poll, and they’re led by preseason all-WAC first team selection Matej Kavas. However, so far this season, Myles Carter has been the star. The transfer junior is averaging 18 points per game, including 25 against Bryant on Sunday.

Tip off is set for 7 PM from Kent. There will not be a live TV broadcast, but you will be able to stream the game on the WAC Digital Network.

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