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WSU looks to make more history at the NCAA Tournament

PULLMAN, WA - FEBRUARY 11: Washington State Women’s Basketball versus the UCLA Bruins at Beasley Coliseum - Washington State center Bella Murekatete (55) Jack Ellis/CougCenter

The Washington State women’s basketball team has already made history under fourth-year head coach Kamie Ethridge. They’re about to make their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance when they take on Kansas State in a 8:30 a.m. PT tip today. You can watch on ESPN2. This is the first time WSU has made consecutive tournament appearances, and a win today would only add to WSU’s list of historic accomplishments.

Jeff had a preview yesterday, so make sure you’re up to speed as you wake up. With a win, it’s just about guaranteed that WSU would face one-seed N.C. State. WSU already played N.C. State this year, losing 62-34 back on Nov. 27 in the Bahamas.

A win would also give WSU its first 20-win season ever. ESPN writer Mechelle Voepel doesn’t see WSU reaching that win total, though, writing, “And as good a season as Washington State has had, I’m not sure if they can stop Kansas State if center Ayoka Lee really gets going.”

Hopefully the scout team member playing the role of Ayoka Lee this past week at practice got WSU ready. Fingers crossed!

It’s tournament basketball and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. PT on ESPN2. Feel free to use this post to talk about the game.


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