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Highlights from WSU’s 79-67 win against Washington

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It’s always good to start the week coming off a win, and it’s even a little better when that win is a convincing victory against Washington.

If you missed any of the game, Jeff has you covered with a full recap. And if you missed the game — or just want to enjoy beating the last place team in the Pac-12 again — here are some highlights.

After scoring a career-high 34 points, CJ Elleby answered questions after the game, joined by Noah Williams and Jeff Pollard.

Kyle Smith also talked about the victory.

After the game Smith revealed WSU has already been offered a spot in the CBI. Should that hold true, and the Cougars accept it, WSU will play postseason basketball for the first time since the 2011-12 season. That is of course, if WSU doesn’t play itself into a bigger tournament.

At 14-10, the Cougars have already secured their most wins since the 2011-12 season. They still have seven regular season games left, and are only 1.5 games out of third place in the conference. They have a chance to make some noise down the stretch — if they can win on the road.

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Basketball:

CJ Elleby drops 34 points as WSU Cougars end losing streak to UW Huskies | The Seattle Times
PULLMAN – Admittedly, CJ Elleby grew up a Washington fan and dreamed about leading his hometown Huskies to basketball glory much like his childhood idol Brandon Roy.

With CBI invitation, Washington State guaranteed opportunity to compete in postseason tournament | The Spokesman-Review
Seven straight Washington State basketball seasons have ended in Las Vegas at the Pac-12 Tournament.

It’s unlikely the streak reaches eight this March.

A Grip on Sports: George Raveling's legacy is being enshrined forever in Pullman today, as it should be | The Spokesman-Review
It’s not just the first matchup between Washington State and Washington in the Kyle Smith era but it’s also the day the Cougars honor legendary – and groundbreaking – coach George Raveling.

Elleby scores 34, Washington St. beats Washington 79-67 - Washington State University Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Every time he put the ball up it seemed like it was going in.