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Men's basketball loses, baseball knocks off No. 1 Cal State Fullerton

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It was an up-and-down Saturday for WSU athletics, but the baseball team came away with a big win.

Jason Monda
Jason Monda
WSU Athletic Communications

After dropping the season-opener 12-0 on Friday, Washington State's baseball team notched its first win of the season, beating No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 9-7 in 11 innings. It was a rather eventful game with the Cougars and Titans going back-and-forth.

WSU took a 7-3 lead in the sixth inning, but Cal State Fullerton came right back with two runs in the bottom of the frame. The Titans added a run in the seventh and another in the eighth to tie the game. Before the game got to extra innings, freshman Ian Hamilton had to work out of a major jam in the bottom of the ninth inning. A one-out triple put the winning run at third base. Hamilton walked the next two batters to load up the bases before inducing an inning-ending 1-2-3 double play.

Jason Monda came through with a two-run single in the top of the 11th and Hamilton completed his third scoreless frame to close it out. It was a big win for the Cougars, especially after a rough go of it on Friday. A win against the No. 1 team in the country isn't a bad thing to add to the resume. WSU will have a chance to take the series with the rubber match on Sunday.

Baseball:

Cougars Even Series with Titans - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Jason Monda’s two-run single in the top of the 11th inning provided Washington State a 9-7 victory over No. 1 Cal State Fullerton, Saturday at Goodwin Field.

Men's basketball:

Things didn't go as well for the men's basketball team as Ken Bone and his team lost for the 11th time in 13 Pac-12 games. Anthony Brown torched the Cougars early, helping Stanford build a double-digit first half lead. The Cardinal never trailed, although a prolonged scoring drought in the second half allowed WSU to cut the lead to five. The Cougars couldn't get any closer and Stanford pulled away during the final eight minutes for a 69-56 win.

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Tall Cardinal overpower Cougars - Spokesman.com - Feb. 15, 2014
During the National Anthem prior to Washington State’s game against Stanford, WSU assistant coach Rod Jensen looked over at the Cougars opponent, turned to coach Ken Bone and observed, "Man, they are tall."

Men’s basketball: Brown’s career-high 30 send Cardinal over WSU - Stanford Sports
Anthony Brown picked a fine time to pump a career-high 30 points. His big day, when none of the other Cardinal was scoring consistently, led Stanford to a 69-56 win over Washington State in Pullman on Sunday.

Cougars Fall to Cardinal, 69-56 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Anthony Brown scored a career-high 30 points and went 10 of 11 from the free-throw line to help Stanford beat Washington State 69-56 on Saturday.

Women's basketball:

Cougars Face Colorado Sunday on the Pac-12 Networks - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University (13-12, 7-6 Pac-12) wraps up its mountain road trip with a Sunday matchup against the University of Colorado (14-10, 4-9 Pac-12) in Boulder, Colo. Tipoff is slated for Noon (PT) on the Pac-12 Networks.