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Cougs looking for fourth win in five games as Utah visits Pullman

Plus, Professor Leach will soon have office hours

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

Can the Washington State Cougars sweep their second weekend of the season and pick up win no. 4 in the last five games? We’ll find out tonight as the Utah Utes visit a snowy Pullman. If you’re driving to the game, I hope your car doubles as a bobsled.

The Utes come in at 14-12 overall and 8-6 in the Pac-12. Here’s something that surprised me: The Cougs and Utes have met 28 times, and WSU has only four wins, and zero in the last 10 matchups. Huh.

The Utes handed WSU an 88-70 loss in Salt Lake City back on Jan. 12, but we all know this is a different Cougar basketball team that presumably has some confidence after sweeping the Arizona schools and defeating Colorado this week. That loss to UW very easily could have been a win, too.

After tonight, here’s the rest of WSU’s schedule:

  • At Stanford
  • At Cal
  • Home vs. Oregon
  • Home vs. Oregon State

Let’s pencil in a win over the woeful Cal Bears. The Cougs are two games behind the Arizona Wildcats in the win column for 10th in the Pac-12 (isn’t that something?!?!). The Oregon State Beavers are the best team on WSU’s remaining schedule. As an optimist, I can dream about WSU moving up to the 8 vs. 9 game in the Pac-12 Tournament’s first round. I know it’s not all that impressive to root for the 8 vs. 9 matchup, but it could happen!

You can catch the game tonight on the Pac-12 Networks. Tip-off is at 5 p.m.


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