Good morning Coug fans. Believe it or not, your Cougar basketball team is playing its best basketball since they won the Wooden Legacy Tournament in the fall. They’ve won three of their last five and just missed out on beating Stanford last weekend.
They welcome the Oregon State Beavers today for the season finale. It’s Senior Day, and the Cougs are saying farewell to just two seniors: Drick Bernstine and Steven Shpreyregin.
The Beavers come to Pullman ranked 100 by Kenpom.com. Washington State is no. 176. The Beavers are 14-15 on the season, but one of those wins was a 94-62 smoking of the Cougs back on Feb. 8.
But of course, with these Cougs, anything can happen.
Malachi Flynn and Robert Franks remain the Cougs’ go-to guys. Flynn is coming off a monster game against Oregon on Thursday. He and the rest of the team will need a similar performance—including limiting their turnovers—if they’re going to sweep the weekend series. It would be the first weekend sweep since 2013.
The game has no bearing on WSU’s place in the Pac-12 standings as we approach the Pac-12 Tournament. The Cougs are locked into the 11th spot and will play the sixth seed on March 7. The sixth spot is up for grabs and will be determined after the weekend.
The season hasn’t been pretty, but it’ll all be over soon.
You can catch the game at 3 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.
The NFL Combine started yesterday. Luke Falk, Hercules Mata’afa, Cole Madison and Tavares Martin Jr. are all there trying to woo NFL scouts. Falk and Martin will workout today, and Mata’afa will workout on Sunday.
Yesterday was Cole Madison’s workout, and here are some highlights:
Cole Madison showing off the burners and getting some love from the NFL Network crew. pic.twitter.com/ZyxObVEiKR— Patrick Driscoll (@P_Drizzzle) March 2, 2018
Madison ran the 40 in 5.33 seconds and 5.37 seconds.
Falk met the media and apparently he only got four hours of sleep.
Luke Falk says he only got 3.5-4 hours of sleep last night. “Just have to compartmentalize and focus on the moment. Been waiting my whole life for this.” Doesn’t drink coffee - just water #NFLCombine #WSU pic.twitter.com/V9yDhX75xb— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) March 2, 2018
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