The Pac-12 conference announced on Monday that the Washington State basketball team will play an additional game against Arizona State before the regular season concludes. While the Cougars were already scheduled to finish the season in Tempe, the conference has announced it will now be a two-game series against the Sun Devils. Originally, the game was scheduled for December 31st in Pullman but was cancelled due to Covid.
The Cougars will open the final three game road trip and play Arizona this Thursday at 8 pm on FS1 and will then take the drive to Tempe. The first of the two game series against the Sun Devils is scheduled for 1:30 pm and can be seen on Pac-12 Networks. They will then stay in Tempe a few extra days and finish the regular season at Noon on Monday, March 1st. That game will also be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
The Sun Devils will become very familiar with the Washington schools this week as they will play the Huskies tonight and again on Thursday before playing the Cougs twice, making it their fourth game in six days.
Washington State is coming off two wins over California and Stanford led by the greatest two-game performance by a Cougar in Noah Williams who was announced as the Pac-12 Player of the Week as well as the National Player of the Week.
Arizona State is coming off a one point loss to UCLA over the weekend. The Sun Devils were however without the freshman duo in Marcus Bagley and Josh Christopher during that game. Head coach Bobby Hurley announced that Bagley should be back this week but the return of Christopher is still undecided.
Washington State’s regular season won’t conclude with a single game at Arizona State, but rather a two-game series with the Sun Devils in Tempe.
Many anticipated that Noah Williams would be in line for conference player of the week honors after posting career-high scoring performances against Cal and Stanford, but the Washington State guard was also recognized nationally for what he did in a weekend sweep.
Defensive Player of the Week: Mykiaa Minniss, Jr., WASHINGTON STATE