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WSU drops 3rd straight game with loss to ASU

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The state of Arizona was not kind to the Washington State women’s basketball team this week. After losing by nine to Arizona on Friday, the Cougs suffered a 67-61 loss to Arizona State on Sunday.

The loss was WSU’s third straight defeat following its win against No. 5 UCLA. On Sunday, the Cougars ran into issues in the third quarter. Trailing by five at halftime, the Cougs dug themselves into a huge hole in the third quarter by making just 3-of-11 shots. ASU, meanwhile, made 7-of-13 shots in the quarter to extend the lead to 15 points.

WSU surged back in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late.

The Cougs were once again led by Charlisse Leger-Walker who scored 29 points. She was efficient from the floor, making 8-of-15 shots including 4-of-9 from deep. Ula Motuga chipped in 15 points, but they were the only Cougars to score more than five points.

Overall, WSU shot just 20-of-53 from the field and turned the ball over 14 times.

The loss is WSU’s third straight and dropped the Cougs to 9-9 on the season. Their chances of making the NCAA Tournament certainly look a lot different than they did last week when they improved to 9-6 with a win against the Bruins. Prior to this week, ESPN had the Cougs as a No. 9 seed. We will see how far they fall after this week, but it appears the Cougars are firmly back on the Tournament bubble.

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Women’s basketball:

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ASU Basketball: Sun Devils get past WSU with dominant 3rd quarter - Inferno Intel
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Men’s Basketball:

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